Take your 16 (A) rectangles and pair them up with your 16 dark sets.
I only show 3 in the picture but you’ll have 16. Here’s your chance to do a little thinking. You won’t need to think on any other part of this. If some of your lights are on the darker side (or as some experts would say . . more towards medium!), pair those with your darker darks. If some of your darks are on the lighter side (towards medium), pair those with your lightest lights. Get all 16 grouped together.
Sew your 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ rectangles together on one long side. Press your seams towards the darker fabric.
Sew your 2″ x 7″ strips to each side. Press however you desire.
Sew your 2″ x 8-1/2″ rectangle to the top. Press towards the strip.
There ya go! That’s the block! It should be 8-1/2″ unfinished. Make 16 of the darks with light centers.
Do the same steps with the light outsides with the dark centers but make 12 of those.
Don’t sew anything else together yet. Don’t get ahead of me.
Here are the blocks I have so far:
I’m counting this as 6 dark outsides and 3 light outsides. That lavendar at the bottom of the center row could be a medium but I’m counting it as a dark. It’s really not going to matter so much now.
Get your blocks done and for the next step, I’ll show you the top I’ve already made and we’ll talk some more before you choose your next fabrics.
Have fun! Holler if you have any questions.