Something New Sampler: Modern Bargello Block
Sew them together along the 12" sides, pressing seams open. If necessary, square up when finished. Then fold the fabric piece in half, right sides together, lining up the 12" sides of the white piece and the lattice piece. Sew along the 12" sides. Press seams open. You will now have a fabric tube.
Carefully line up the edges of the tube so it lays flat. Next, you will slice across the tube to create a number of little tubes (to have enough fabric for this block, cut a maximum of 8 tubes).
Next, turn the strips right side out. Arrange and rotate the strips until you have a pleasing design. (Keep in mind that you will only be able to see half of the design before the strips are cut.) The fold on the top of the strips will be the top of the block. Once you like the shape you have created, carefully cut along the fold at the top of each folded strip. (I ended up rearranging mine slightly after cutting them.)
Sew the strips together. Sew them together in pairs, stitching in one direction. Then sew the pairs together by stitching in the opposite direction. Changing the direction of your stitching will help prevent drift and curving which occurs often when sewing many parallel seams.