Hopefully you'll be able to get most of these fabrics from your scraps. Choose a cool color (blue/green/purple) that you have some variety of fabrics in. Pull seven fabrics that fade from light to dark. The lighter pieces you can use smaller scraps, darker ones needs to be a bit bigger. You may not have the fabrics to make a perfect fade, just work with what you have and try to stay within the same color family (ie, don't mix aqua and true blue, pick one).
Moving from light to dark cut 1 piece from each fabric as listed below:
another 3.5" square
another 3.5"x6.5" rectangle
another 3.5"x9.5" rectangle
Begin to sew the fabrics together starting with the lightest in a quarter log cabin sequence (follow the picture below).
...and there you go! The block should finish at 12.5" square.
I know many of your are old hats at these block drives, but for anyone who's new to Covered in Love, we give quilts to patients who pass away at a hospital in east Texas. Family members can take the quilts home with them to wrap up in afterward. Anyone can participate in the block drives and make as few or as many blocks as you like. Email CoveredinLoveTx@gmail.com or leave a comment (make sure I can reach you) for a mailing address or if you have any questions!
You can check out finished quilts from previous block drives here.