Saturday, February 27, 2016

March 2016 Scrappy Block

So for March - hopefully you can clear out that 2 1/2 inch strip drawer and start in on some 1 1/2 inch strips.    I don't know about you - but every-time I think I am ready to see the bottom - more strips appear!!!

I use this block as part of a scrappy rail fence.  In this example I did them in the same layout - but!  If you go to the bottom of the page - you can see where one is Very scrappy - and not in any order - very randon

This block will measure 8 1/2 inched by 8 1/2 inches

So for this block you need:
(3)   2 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch pieces
(2)   1 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch pieces

Unless you are doing a random placement - lay them out like above.
and the stitch the rows together.

Because you will be laying them out like a rail fence - it really doesn't matter which way you press.

If you have longer strips  you can create strip sets like below, and then just cut them into 8 1/2 inch blocks

A sample Layout:

Here is the more random one
None of the blocks were exactly the same and I mixed up the placement of the strips - 
For each block though - you will notice there are (2) 1 1/2 inch white and (3) 2 1/2 inch wide pieced

I created a PDF file as well - you can find it here:



Nancy E said...

Love it, Alicia, as always!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are such a great idea! I've just been sorting and organizing my scraps and found lots of strings of different widths and lengths. This would work!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great block choice! There are so many color placement opportunities. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Nicky said...

Great scrappy block! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!