It is hard for me to tell you how much fabric you'll need. I used a different blue, tan and brown for each block. So I'll give you the sizes and let you figure out how you want to do your "midwinter blues". I knew I wanted my backgrounds to be floral, that was my only criteria.
We will start by making 5 blocks that finish at 5".
Cut your fabric this way:
Blue- one (1) 4" square
Dark brown- two (2) 2 1/8" squares, then cut on the diagonal for 4 triangles
Tan- six (6) 2 1/8" squares cut on the diagonal for 12 triangles.
Lay your block out so you can see how it will be assembled.
Add a tan triangle to one side, as shown. Press to the triangle and add the other side.
Add to the other 2 sides but this time press out.
I give it a nice press on both sides with a hot iron.
Trim to 5 1/2". Tada! Admire your cute little block. Now make 4 more. (my photos disappeared when I was making them for the quilt so I made another one after the quilt top was put together- that is why you do not see this block in my top)
Here is the quilt that inspired me. As you can see I had to change it to make the mini quilt work.
I hope you like Midwinter Blues and will be sewing along!!