Scrappy How-To Continues


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I mentioned last week that this quilt was 118" x 118" and I gave you the yardages for that size quilt.  You can check that out by going back to that blog post here.

I promised we would hit up the second block for our quilt center.  I love this block even if it is a bit intensive.  It comes out so pretty!

We have a modified AND framed Star Block this week!  Isn't it just lovely?  Please don't look at this and decide it's too hard.  Persevere!  You will be so happy you did.

We will need 36 of these blocks for our quilt. 

Let's start in the center and work out:

  1. (18) 4 patch blocks (should have leftovers from last week)
  2. (18) Scrappy 4-1/2" x 4-1/2"

Star point patch cuts:

  1. (144) Yellow Scraps 3-1/8" x 4-1/2" bricks
  2. (144) Background 3-1/8" x 4-1/2" bricks
  3. (144) Background 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" bricks
  • Keep the background blocks back to back and cut diagonally corner to corner
  • Also, keep the scrappy bricks back to back and cut corner to corner.

    Since we are cutting the bricks back to back we will have (2) two of each side in every cut.

    This will make the cutting go so much faster

    When these are all done you should have 288 triangles of each yellow scrappy and 288 triangles of background fabrics.

    The last cuts are the corner patches for this Framed and Modified Scrappy Star Block

    Let's cut the following:

    1. (144) Background 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
    2. (144) Accent fabric (light blue in my quilts) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
    3. (144) Background 2-1/2" x 4-1/2"

    Yes...yes...I have them grouped into 10's.  It helps me keep track of how many I have and it satisfies my need to have a bit of order.

    If you want to, stitch all those accent fabric (blue) 2-1/2" squares to the background (white) 2-1/2" squares.  

    Press the seam to the accent fabric (blue) square.

    Stitch the background fabric (white) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" brick to the two 2-1/2" squares.

    Next week we'll start putting together those star points and get the whole block combined! 

    Hit up those start point HRT's!  I would really love to see yours!

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    Much love, Carolyn

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    Carolyn Albright

    I admit it...I'm addicted to quilts.  Everything about them.  I love to share what I know and to learn from others.  Any ideas, new or old are always part of the fun.  

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