The Summer Scrap Elimination: Week 6

Good morning Scrappers! Today marks Week 6 and the final Scrap Elimination blog of the summer. It has been a busy summer making fun projects out of my scraps and I love the results. This last one is perhaps my favorite, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

This week we are going to be using up 1 1/2" strips. You could also make this project with 2 1/2" strips, you're block would just have larger strips. Here's what you will need to get started!


1 1/2" strips at least 7" long

1 1/2 yard of a single fabric (I used a solidish batik to unify the project and create a resting place for the eye)

1. Begin by making strata blocks like we did in the first blog This time you will be stitching six 1 1/2" strips together. Pressing all in one direction and squaring your strata into a 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square.

2. Cut your squared strata on one diagonal.

3. From your 1 1/2 yard of fabric cut 8 Width of Fabric strips 6 1/2" wide. Subcut your strips into 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" squares. Cut those squares on one diagonal just like your strata blocks. Pair these with your strata blocks to make half square triangle (HST) blocks.