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.
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