Quiltville Custom Quilting
Finished block size: 6”
Finished quilt size: Approximately 62.5” X 75.5”
Simple shapes such as bricks, squares, triangles combine in a dynamic design perfect for using up the leftovers from other projects! I find myself time and time again gravitating toward bold colors to mix with my recycled fabrics and scraps in the time honored tradition of mixing solids, prints, stripes and plaids together. Solid fabrics pack a lot of punch! In this case, the red just glows with warmth against the myriad of other cherished recycled pieces.
a fun way to frame a quilt, and I love how the
scraps seem to flow
in motion around the outside edge like arrows. No mitering, no centering,
the braids are built simply
until they are
“long enough” and cut where needed to fit. It’s a
no stress required!
is a "book required" class. The pattern can be found
in my book Scraps
& Shirttails II, and may be ordered from my
http://quiltville.com. Books will also be available
for purchase during
addition to basic class supplies such as machine,
1/4" foot, thread,
needles, pins, scissors, seam ripper, rotary cutter,
mat and ruler,
students will need to bring an Easy Angle ruler for
learning to do half
square triangles using specialty rulers.
For blocks and outer border
3 1/2 yards assorted dark fabrics
3 1/2 yards assorted light fabrics
For accent and inner border
1/2 yards solid red
scrap fabrics cut into 2.5" strips, or if you desire,
pre-cut SOME scraps
ahead of time into 2.5" squares and 2.5" X 4.5"
bricks for the main parts of the blocks, leaving SOME
fabric in 2.5" strips of neutral and red (or whatever
your accent fabric is) for cutting with the easy angle
ruler during class for half square triangles found in
each block. You will
need an equal amount in both background neutrals and
These are common sizes I always keep on hand! If you
come with a
variety of lights and darks cut into squares and
bricks, it will be
enough to get you started, and we can cut more from
strips as the class
Bring a large
assortment of 2" X 5" rectangles in colors of your
can be cut from the scraps included in the yardage
above. I just went
to my 2" strip bin and stacked them and cut them at 5"
helps to have these cut before class. The number of
strips you need
varies depending on the size of the quilt you intend
Just bring a good sized stack, about 200 rectangles is
enough to get
Special Rulers: This quilt uses the Easy Angle ruler for the 1/2 square triangles. This is a fantastic tool that has improved my quilt making by leaps and bounds! EZ quilting makes the Easy Angle, but there are other brands out there, omni grid, fons & porter, etc..all have one made for 1/2 square triangles. If you have this ruler and have never learned to use it, now is the time!
I look forward to scrappy fun with your guild for this workshop!