Choose a couple of large scale prints. Surround them with three blenders into a 15" courthouse step block, and you're halfway there! You now have all the blocks for the center of the quilt, an all of your border blocks too.
For a really fun quilt with virtually no waste, quite a bonus when making your fabric dollar go a little further.
Mary has been teaching classes since 1995. She has a variety of classes that she teaches such as Beginning Quilting, One Block Wonder, Scrap based quilts, etc.. Classes range from Absolute beginners to Advanced quilting skills. She also has a long-arming business, as well as designed patterns, and vends at quilt shows.