Sunday, January 22, 2017

Oh Scrap! : Easy Make Blocks

I am still working on my orphan block quilt tops and hope to write more about them in a few days.  But today, I wanted to share with you some easy make blocks for your own orphan block quilt.




Many of today's quilt designs include some strip piecing.  Once you cut the chunks required, you are often left with some end bits.  Rather than toss these or rip them apart for scraps, I like to make them into some easy blocks.

I had a whole bunch of leftovers made with 2.5" strips.




Just look at all these cute little four patches I made!



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I is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up:
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14 comments:

Judy H said...

2.5" scraps! This reminded me of the zip lock bag of 4 x 2.5 and 2.5 X 2.5 scraps from my sewing in 2016 which is in the pile of debris in the living room of the house! I'm going in on Tuesday to see what I can save of my fabric and just remembered it! They should be fine and smoke freeish.

Kate said...

Looking forward to seeing how your orphan block quilt is coming along. Happy sewing this week.

Cathy said...

Great idea! That's what I try to do...make some 4 or 6 inch block.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You've got me determined to make something out of my assortment of orphan blocks. We're traveling right now, but when we get home on Tuesday, I will be on a mission! :). Happy Sunday, Cyndy!

em's scrapbag said...

Cute little scrappy 4 patches.

Kathy E. said...

Cynthia, this is such a great idea! I can see myself just sewing them up as I get the right pieces and have them ready to mingle together in a scrappy project! Thanks!

Quilt Maniac said...

After that great class yesterday, i'm sure I'll have some extras. My scrap drawers will definitely look less jam-packed!thanks, Cynthia

Mystic Quilter said...

Now you've given me the idea for using up my strip pieced leftovers from my Feathers!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

They are cute indeed! :)

Kristi said...

I love the idea of making 4 patches! I have a bunch of 2 inch squares left over I've been sewing into 4 patches as leaders and enders. I love the 'making do' and 'using up' aspects of quilting. It's so satisfying to use every last piece!

Jayne said...

Making 4 patches is the perfect solution! Plus there are so many layout possibilites with them. And...who doesn't like simple, easy and fast?!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

My heart skipped a beat when I read 'rip them apart for scraps.' I've been tossing those leftover bits! LOL Right now I'm headed to the sewing room to dig thru the wastebasket...... ;)

Jasmine said...

Great idea. The four patches are much cuter than the strip sets.

Sewmotion said...

Oh I love working with pre-cut scraps, I have so many!! Your four-patches are so sweet.