There's another name for this block, Frayed Four Patch, which I kind of like too. Stepping Stones is a very simple block, but what really makes this block work nicely into a quilt is contrast. So, you will need a very dark color, and a very light complimenting color, as well as a white or white-on-white background.
For the stepping stones block you will need a dark and a light of a complimenting color, and your guild background-
From the dark cut four 3 1/2 inch squares
From the light cut four 3 1/2 inch squares
From your background cut four 6 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch rectangles
|First sew a background rectangle between a dark and a light square. Make two of these.
|Now make a four patch using two light squares and two dark squares
|Then add the remaining background rectangles to either side of the four patch.
|Assemble as shown in the diagram, and your stepping stone block is complete.
It should measure 12 1/2 inches exactly.
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