Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Jelly Roll Scrap Buster

I have a large heap of scrap fabric that needs to be whittled down. This block is sometimes called Puss In The Corner. It uses a surprisingly small amount of fabric. My scrap pile isn't shrinking at all.

I don't know what the quilt will be called yet but here is the beginning of it.

Since jelly roll fabric is 2 1/2" wide it's perfect to use for this block. Cut 2 identical squares for the sides and one square for the center and one square for the corners. ALL cut 2 1/2" SQ.

Cut the pair of matching squares in half. So each piece is 1 1/4" x 2 1/2".
Cut one of the remaining squares into 4 pieces each 1 1/4" SQ.

Arrange it with the big square in the center and little squares on the outer corners.

Sew all the rows together.

 90 blocks on the design wall, not sewn together yet.
I have no idea how big this quilt will be. 
But I do have a piece of woven fabric I'd like to use on the back of a quilt,
 so maybe I'll make these blocks fit to that fabric.....