Saturday, March 15, 2014

Scrappy Saturday - Teal edition

I have been working in my scraps - and quite frankly - I am having a blast! I am probably starting so many projects I will lose track... but it;s all fun so far!

I have the Scrappy Block in Teal done for March!! Whoot Whoot!!



Marly  asked me how I made the block - so I thought I could do a quick how to....

Here is my original drawing - the post it part - that is my genius math skills at work - so I covered it up. I did not want you to be blown away with my skills ( grin)

I decided it needed 20  3 1/2 inch String Squares
                                5  4 inch String Squares
                                5   4 inch solid Squares
                                6   3 1/2 inch solid squares

So I pulled out my teal strips.  I had also figured that I needed about 70 inches in length of strips - sometimes I will sew that length together first - before I start adding width.  Crazy - I know - but it uses up lots of little pieces.


My strip Sets

And then I start cutting - I cut the 4 inch squares first.. that way I can pick and choose at the widest widths.

For the solids ( or in my case the polka dotish fabric) I have 5 - 4 inch squares. I draw a line diagonally and then pair it with a 4 inch string square.  I then sew 1/4 inch on each side of the line, cut down the line  and open it up for the half square triangles squares.

Oh - By the way - I cut one 4 inch by WOF strip, sub cut the 5 - 4 inch blocks,
Trim the rest of the strip to 3 1/2 and cut the 6 - 3 1/2 inch squares.


Then I lay it out and sew it together.


Ta da!! January, February and March - All Done!!!
Linking up to:
http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/

go Check it out!

21 comments:

karen green said...

I love the heart blocks. A great pattern to use your stash.

Missy Shay said...

I love your hearts!

Norece said...

Love the heart blocks! Thanks for the tutorial.

KatieQ said...

Thank you for sharing how you made the blocks. It looks like a lot of fun.

Sheila said...

They are Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your block instructions.

Deb A said...

Great block and love the tutorial! I wondered how you made them. Thanks.

Marly said...

Thanks Alycia for the tutorial. It's such a fun block, and see here not nearly a difficult as I thought it would be.
Your hearts look terrific together.

Terri said...

Looking good X 3!
Hugs

Kate said...

Beautiful hearts! Thanks for sharing the how too. I never know what to do with all those little strips.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Thanks for the tute!

Nell's Quilts said...

Appreciate your sharing your block with us. Your three months are looking good. :)

Lisa said...

What awesome blocks. Thanks for the tutorial on how you've made them too.

Kevin the Quilter said...

OK great Alycia....throw another project in my face and dangle it so my mouth will water and I will want to do it! LOL They all look great and love the tutorial!

Quilter Kathy said...

Amazing scrappy blocks...this will be a terrific quilt!

rutigt said...

Great blocks!
Gun, Sweden

scraphappy said...

So pretty! Great little tutorial too. What a huge mess of scraps you used up. Congratulations!

Faye said...

a gorgeous pattern. Your hearts look wonderful all together.

Dar said...

Your heart scrappy challenge blocks are GREAT! You did a good job on your tutorial too. I wish I had seen your idea before starting mine -- it uses more of the strings from the overflowing bins. I so want to make one of these too, but I will resist.

gibbygoo56 said...

Thank you for sharing this fun block! I love it!

Kathy S. said...

Thank you for sharing this block with us! It's adorable. I LOVE strings!!! What a great way to use them.

Podunk Pretties said...

Great way to use up some string scrap, thanks for link up at Podunk Pickin's. Good Luck in the Giveaway!