Of course the next block after Steps to the Altar is Honeymoon! We went somewhere warm, so I used warm colors. Honeymoon is a traditional block with three colors: light, medium and dark. It might be fun to make the center block with a honeymoon photo transfered to fabric if you are familiar with that process, or fussy cut a print fabric if you find one that brings back Honeymoon memories for you. Looks like I have a little adjusting to do on that right side. :-)
The block is put together like a nine patch.
First, the corner blocks. Cut four light and four medium 2 1/2 inch squares. Cut four light and four dark 3 inch squares and cut them once diagonally. Make half-square triangles out of these blocks, squaring them up to 2 1/2 inches. Join these blocks together into a four patch for the corner block.
Next the side blocks. Cut four light and four dark 5 1/4 inch squares and cut them twice diagonally in an X. Make four hourglass blocks from these triangles for the side blocks. Square the blocks up to 4 1/2 inches.
Finally, cut the center block which is 4 1/2 inches square.
Join like a nine patch, making three rows: Corner, side, corner. Side, center, side. Corner, side, corner. Then join the rows to complete your block.