1. Split your bundles into large prints and small prints and pair the small prints up with their twin - you will have two of each fabric if you have bought two charm packs.
2. Cut the two smaller print squares into triangles and pair them up with a contrasting large print square.
4. Sew the other pair of triangles to the other two sides of your square and press this open. See the right hand side patchwork blocks in the next two photos.
5. Trim off all the little dog-ear triangles that are hanging out along the outside edges, then arrange all your blocks into rows of any combination you desire! I took a few photos of my layout so that I could check each square wasn't next to any similar squares and that all my dark colours were relatively spread out.
YieldIf you use two 5" charm packs you will probably end up with 28 blocks. I added in some fabric squares of my own to make 7 more blocks. If you use one 10" layer cake, and cut it up into 5" squares, this will probably give you 56 blocks.
BorderAs I had a few other bits of fabric already I used these to create a border of 2" strips cut on a 45 degree angle, but you could do anything or nothing for a border and it would still look impressive!
Now to purchase some backing fabric and get it quilted! This is going to be a gift for a very dear lady.