Monday, January 2, 2017

Scrappy Star Block

My fabric scraps are getting way out of control!  I have more than I can keep track of.  It's time to make a plan to get rid of them without throwing good fabric away.  So.....SEW!

In the past I've made several scrappy quilts.  One of the patterns used 16-patch blocks.  These blocks are made from leftover 2-1/2" squares.  
This is a pic of the second quilt I made using the same pattern.  

I have been exploring ideas for using these blocks in new ways and have a couple ideas rambling around in my head.  I know I have a bunch of these made up already, but not sure where they are at the moment, so I made a couple more yesterday.
 Start by making 4-patch units and then connect four units together to make the 16-patch block.    
Not long ago I saw a QOV (Quilts of Valor) quilt top made with all scraps.  The featured block in the quilt was a star using a 4-patch unit in the center surrounded by flying geese units.  I made some flying geese units with dark batiks for the triangles to go with my 4-patch units before cutting the background squares for the corners. 
Here's my first scrappy star block.  It measures 8-1/2".  I'm liking how it looks.

After I make several more of these star blocks I will play around with alternate blocks and sashing configurations.  Looking forward to putting these into a quilt.
Thanks for stoppy by today.  Feel free to leave me a comment.  
Happy Quilting!


  1. I like what you are doing! Love the scrappiness of it

  2. These are great scrap ideas! I have a QoV on my radar for this year, so I might use my red, white, and blue scraps. Happy new year!


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