I used the same amount of fabric for both. A nine patch with a red centre, and four squares each of grey and white.
In this one, the grey squares were in the middle of each strip, making the cross shape. with the white squares in the corners. I wasn't altogether pleased with it.
In the second one, I reversed the placement of the grey and white squares.
This was much more what I wanted it to look like. Isn't it amazing how just placing the fabric in a different way can have such a different outcome?
Isn't it great to be able to keep on learning?
I thought that I'd try another placement experiment - although this time I didn't do it 'properly' with the same fussy cut focus piece in the middle.
I made the economy block - each finishing at 1.5" square.
Less dramatic difference this time! I think that a chequerboard quilt make of these would be lovely.
Now that I'm tying this, I realise that I've actually made two chequerboard quilts with this block, one for each of my daughters to welcome them to the world! Crikey! Sixteen and eighteen years ago - doesn't time fly!