Scrappy Sundays

Squares, squares and yet more squares. You may recall that right at the beginning of this Covid madness Chris started joining her 2 1/2 inch scrap squares into 9-patches.

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The number of those little blocks grew and grew.

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What to do with them now? How about using up the bag of white strips? All different widths and shades of white (and a bit of cream). So the long enough lengths were sorted into another bag, pulled out at random and stitched around each 9-patch.

Surprisingly there was very little discrepancy in the block sizes – they ranged from 9 inches to 9 3/4inches in one direction and from 8 inches to 10 in the other. There were six 9 inch blocks, and six 9 3/4 inch ones so they formed the top and bottom rows of the quilt top. The other blocks were all around 9 1/4 to 9 1/2 so they were trimmed to make six blocks of each size for the remaining rows.

A little fiddling around with the layout on the design area (the bed) and they could be stitched together.

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Another top done and awaiting  a border.

And then . . . searching for ideas in the EQ block library there was this block – Flying Squares. It would have been ideal! Another day perhaps?

Flying Squares block

See you next week for more scrappy ideas and adventures.

 

Free pattern Friday

Another free pattern for you over on Meadowside – this time it is a 9-patch quilt. The original quilt was made with a limited colour pattern but in keeping with our Scrappy Sundays theme you could use scraps as you will see from the post about it. Head over there now to download the pattern worksheet and a quilt to colour.

Amish 9-patch

PS – All the patterns in the Meadowside Shop have been reduced – most are £1, some 50p and some are free!