Friday, June 6, 2014

#SummerScrapBlock–Quilting from what you have

This week I was testing a block for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks’ next edition and the block made 3x6” Flying Geese units with the cutaway corners (tute here), leaving me nice big scraps of triangles.  I immediately ran those back through to make half square triangle units.  I knew they would square up to 2.5”, and the did!

I decided to make up a block right then instead of toss them in the scrap bin.

QM Scrap Block

I only had to make 4 additional half square units and cut the border strips.  Wa-lah, a 12” block!

Our Facebook Scrap Quilt Challenge group is doing a #summerscrapblock share-a-thon.  Pop over & share your fave free scrap block pattern link & your sample block.


Barb said...

That was smart to make use of the half square triangles....and no scraps...

Connie said...

Great block and much better than throwing the scraps in the bin!