Rotate the newly formed blocks counter clockwise about 1/4 turn and you have a 9-patch.
Sew them together and and square it up. You have your first block.
For this pattern, 9 blocks are needed. Add borders and the top is finished. A total of 36 charms are used. Not much of a dent in the stash but a good way to experiment with the new toy and also have a small top to take to long arm quilting class. I also have a large Twister ruler. It uses 10 inch squares instead of the 5" charms. I'll be making something with it soon. It will be a larger project so more fabric is used.
Areas of concern. I think the effect would be better if there was more contrast among the fabric colors. Also, there are a lot of bias edges that need to be handled carefully. Not so much of a problem with this size but may present more of a concern with the larger blocks.
Tomorrow I am off to the long arm quilting class. I'll let you know how that goes.
Thanks for visiting. Please come back soon.
I almost forgot. Please visit my friend Lynn's blog to see some really great quilts. http://cooks-patchwork.blogspot.com/ Here is a photo of Lynn with her tribute to 9/11. Notice what she is using for a torch.