October 22, 2015

Sew Your Scraps: Part II

Happy scrappy sewing!

Lately, I have been working through my scraps.  The last project (check back to Monday's post) used both 2.5" squares and 6.5" x 2.5" rectangles, and I cut too many rectangles.  Way to many!  From the extras I was able to create a second quilt. This actually worked out perfectly because I never have a blanket or quilt when I go to my boyfriend's place. He has a comforter or the cat's blanket to snuggle with, which is complete nonsense! 

240 - 6.5" x 2.5" rectangles

Sew the rectangles into columns of 15 rectangles, make 8 columns. Then sew the columns together. The quilt top should finish about 48" by 60". This second quilt was super quick and easy to sew up!

Piecing Tip: Just like last quit, when sewing your rows together always grab different colors to place next to one another. Make sure you include a good variety of lights, mediums and darks every 5 rectangles of the row. This will spread out the colors so the quilt will look balance when all the columns are sewn together. For this one you may want to lay out your columns so no two fabrics or similar colors are touching one another. 

This quilt could also be made from one jelly roll (42 strips) by cutting each strip into 6 - 6.5" x 2.5" rectangles. You will have 12 extra parts to play with or you can remove 2 of the strips before cutting.

Check back this weekend to see these two quilts finished up. I'm planning on photographing them up at my parent's house with the foliage :) Should look amazing with all the bold colors in the quilts.

-Patch & Chels


  1. I just realized that the last photograph is of the two scrap quilts side by side. My brain kept trying to figure out the pattern and it clicked! Congratulations on two great creations, and I hope the photoshoot is fun. :)

  2. Looking forward to seeing the photo shoot pics. I'm sure there will be at least one with the woodpile (which I always love!).

  3. Love this scrappy quilt - made me smile when you said you had cut too many rectangles and you had enough left over to make a second quilt - 240 rectangles? haha

  4. Great work on using up your scraps and keeping all fabric contained in one trolley.
    Yes, sharing the cat's blanket is just nonsense. Cats do not share!