The first Tiny Tuesday block with year will be a string block.
Step 1: Gather supplies. You will need strings. Strings are strips of fabric. For this block, anything between 1 inch and 2 inches will work well. It is also nice to have triangles. I usually save the extra bits leftover from joining binding for this. In addition to strings, you will need paper for foundation piecing. Telephone books work great if you can get your hands on one still. Any lightweight paper will do. If not, just regular old paper is OK as well.
Cut your paper into a 5-inch square.
Find a strip of fabric long enough to reach across the diagonal in the middle of your square.
Find another strip about the same length and place it face down on top of the first square. You may pin it to hold it in place temporarily or just hold it and hope for the best. In any case. Sew with a nice straight quarter inch seam through both strips of fabric and the paper. If you use a slightly shorter than usual stitch length, then removing the paper at the end will go more easily for you.
Open up the strip you just sewed and repeat with a new strip along the other edge of your center strip.
After you have strips sewn on either side, it is time to iron. Notice that all of the seams don't necessarily run parallel to one another. This is fine with a string block, as long as each seam is straight, having additional angles can add interest to your block.
Repeat the process of adding a strip to either side of your block. You can use slightly shorter strips each time, as long as they are long enough to cover the paper. Don't worry about the exact size, it will all be trimmed in the end. Press open and repeat until you get near the corners.
Finally, it is time to square up your block to 5 inches. I like to use a bias square up ruler for this, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand.