Scrap Quilt Block
When I was cleaning out some paper files of quilt blocks, I came across a scrap quilt block. It looked like an easy block to sew. I decided to make one to see if it was as easy as it looked. For two 4″ blocks cut: 1 -3 1/2″ dark medium square, 1 – 2″ square of dark medium, 2 – 2″ x 3 1/2″ of light and 1 – 5″ square of dark medium. Stitch together with a 1/4″ seam like this. Draw a diagonal line on the 5″ block. Place onto the pieced block RST with the diagonal line beginning and ending on the light rectangles. Stitch 1/4″ on each side of the diagonal line. I pinned the two pieces together so that they wouldn’t shift. Cut on the diagonal line to create two squares. Square to 4 1/2″ There is just a sliver to cut off. One square will look like this. The other will look like this. Assemble to create a pleasing design. Use lots of scraps for a different look. You can use charm squares for the 5″ pieces. The picture of the square has 16 – 4″ pieces. I found that if you want a block that is color coordinated like the one in the picture, you have to make four squares in two different colorways. An other possibility would be to make a 4 patch block with the pieces twisted and turned other ways. The blocks are so easy to make. It would be fun to make several and play with a setting. I do have a lot of 2″ off white strips leftover from another project. If the background was the same color, it might work. Have a great day and happy quilting.