To be honest, this isn't the type of challenge that I got excited about. After hunting high and low for inspiration since I really prefer to ONLY quilt on my long-arm, I was drawn specifically to an image from Hey Let's Make Stuff (with full tutorial) here:
I carefully placed my 'center' block and lightly fused it --making sure the iron did not touch the foam since that is where the fusible is and would make the iron sticky. If you were concerned, you could use a pressing sheet or piece of parchment to help avoid any mishaps.
Now, baste about 1/8" from the edge the center square. Given the size I did do it on all 4 sides.
Now, I began to add each strip like a log cabin style. Since I had pre-cut the strips it helped me keep things in order. After each strip was stitched down (right sides together), then open the strip and press it to stabilize it before proceeding to the next strip.
Don't forget to keep the backing at the sides 'taut' --I didn't at one point and, yes got a slight pucker on the back, so important to maintain good skills, despite using fusible foam as the batting.
Ultimately, just keep adding in the order of progressive size.
Since the vertical pieces got quite long relative to my quilting space, I chose to make sure my longest edges were the top and bottom. --it wasn't designed that way, but another little tip that I sorted out as I went.
With a shot of the entire block, it looks like it might be a 12" block but the purple block print is 8" finished!
At the corner, I like to stitch off at the angle to the corner. That helps to fold the binding up correctly, then fold again just inside the edge of the quilt and start stitching from the edge.
The join of the binding might be the trickiest --need to try to line up the color change as well as the normal way that you join your binding. My method is described in detail in my co-authored book, "You Can Quilt!".
Turn the binding over the edge to the front of the quilt and 'ditch' it in the piping color.
so for scale ....you can see how big it is along the stair rail
Thanks Island Batik and Leah Day for this fun block print! Here is my Love Thistle (HA!!)