1. Sew together a tan print 1-1⁄2 ×21" strip and a black print 1-1⁄2 ×21" strip to make a black strip set (Diagram 1). Press seam toward black print. Repeat to make seven black strip sets total. Cut strip sets into ninety 1-1⁄2"-wide segments.
2. Referring to Diagram 2, sew together two segments to make a black Four-Patch unit. Press seam in one direction. The unit should be 2-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 45 black Four-Patch units total.
3. Repeat Step 1 using remaining tan print strips and red print 1-1⁄2 ×21" strips to make three red strip sets. Press seams toward red print. Cut strip sets into thirty 1-1⁄2"-wide segments. Referring to Step 2, join segments to make 15 red Four-Patch units.
4. Referring to Diagram 3, lay out five black Four-Patch units and four cream shirting 2-1⁄2" squares in three horizontal rows.
5. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward cream shirting squares. Join rows to make a black Nine-Patch block. Press seams in one direction. The block should be 6-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make eight black Nine-Patch blocks total.
7. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, in the same manner use remaining black Four-Patch units and the red Four-Patch units to make two red Nine-Patch blocks and two red-and-black Nine-Patch blocks. (Designer Diane Knott made two blocks with five red Four-Patch units each; one block with four red Four-Patch units and one black Four-Patch unit; and one block with one red Four-Patch unit and four black Four-Patch units.)