This is a 2 for 1 day!
Why you might ask? One answer is that now that you have had a couple of warm up sessions with strip techniques and checkerboard designs, you can turn out these 2 blocks in no time! Another one says that while you are cutting 1-1/4 inch strips, you might as well cut a bunch. Besides, the more strips you cut and press and sew in one session, the more efficient you will be.
The real answer is these blocks look like twin sisters that don’t like to be separated but just don’t want to dress alike. Back in the 1930s they probably married brothers and lived on farms no more than ½ mile apart.
Happy strip piecing on 2 for 1 day!
Click on the image for a larger view. Click the link below to download the Chart for cutting and making Viola and Nellie: