Cut four 4 1/2 inch squares from a white background fabric.
Cut twenty 2 1/2 inch squares from bright jewel tone fabrics.
Assemble the jewel-tone squares into five 4-patch squares.
Assemble the block as pictured; you will have nine squares that will go together like a nine-patch block.
Your finished (unfinished) block should measure twelve and one-half inches. Be sure to leave the seam allowance on the block, DO NOT cut it to the 12 inch finished size -- as the “finished” measurement represents the block size after it is sewn into a quilt top.