Just to refresh your memory - for this Scrap-A-Palooza quilt, I am using up some black and white prints and some leftover solids. I didn't really have a firm idea in my mind what this quilt was going to look like so I thought I had better come up with my final block design and share it with you.
I have quite a few more scraps of the black and white that are not shown in this picture. Many are long strips and smaller chunks.
First, I just decided to sew a bunch of the strips together into an 8" block.
I found these blocks not very inspiring...
And when something isn't working for me, I get out the rotary cutter and start slicing!
I swapped around some pieces and sewed them back together. I like this a whole lot better!
I decided to trim them down to 6 1/2".
I just used the 45 degree line on my ruler and squared them up.
I then cut 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" strips from a solid and framed them. I do like offset blocks!
Next I just need to sew a bunch of these blocks up so I can start playing around with a layout. I think I will also add some solid white and black strips into the centers. I know I have some scraps of each.
Now that I have a plan, I realize I only need to cut my initial strips at about 7 1/2", which gives me plenty of play when squaring up the blocks. Don't want to waste any of those scraps!
These blocks will finish out at 9". I think I will sew up 42 blocks and see what I can do with them. At that point, I can decide on the next steps. Of course I will share what I come up with!
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