As I do more blocks in this sampler quilt, the difficulty increases. Actually, the blocks aren't that difficult. But, since there are more pieces and more seams, the 1/4 inch seam allowance becomes more important. If you are not accurate, the blocks will be too small.
First is a 9 inch Rail Fence Block. The strips are cut 1 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches so that each square ends up at 3 1/2 inches.
For the bright version, I switched the light and dark values. Wouldn't a quilt look great with just this block but alternating dark and light?
Next is a 25 patch block because, you guessed it, it has 25 squares in a 5 x 5 grid. Luckily this block finishes out at 10 inches which makes cutting easier. Each square is cut 2 1/2 inches.
Notice how all the light squares are not all the same fabric? I really like that variation - I don't know if there is a name for that color variation. All the 25 patch blocks I saw online either were of 2 fabrics or totally scrappy (25 different fabrics)