Quilt designers: Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday from The Buggy Barn
Quilt name: Tried and True, American Patchwork & Quilting, August 2006
After making quilt blocks comes the fun of deciding how you're going to piece them together to make a quilt top. The most simple arrangements of blocks are straight sets, where blocks are laid side by side in straight horizontal and vertical rows. But even this basic setting has lots of options, so grab your favorite quilt block and imagine the possibilities.
Lay out blocks in straight horizontal and vertical rows with alternating strips and squares for sashing between the blocks. Put sashing between every block, or follow the example shown here, in which sashing surrounds each group of four blocks.