(Image from www.patspeth.com)
This book is the reference for 5" squares. Pat has several other books dedicated to 5" squares, or "nickel squares," each of which is worth a look. The block I made is "All That Glitters." Each block requires only two light and two dark 5" squares -- can you believe that?
The layout I used is from a 2010 book by Anne Wiens, "The Thrifty Quilter: Make (Nearly) Free Quilts from Leftover Fabric." Anne has a blog at http://www.sweetgrassdesigns.blogspot.com/, but the most recent post is 2010. I bought the book from the publisher, QuiltWoman.com. This is an excellent reference book, as Anne lists a series of "base" blocks and settings. I decided on the "Scramble Setting" using Kona cotton "Snow," because there was no dominant color in my blocks. Some of the fabrics came from my mother's scrap bag, some from clothes I made in the 1980s, and one or two from little boys' clothes.
So I'm calling this quilt "Scrambled Stars." I will add a 4 1/2" border, so it will finish at 54" X 72".
Quilt #22 for 2012!