Summer Scrap Elimination 2019 Week 2!


Good morning Summer Scrappers!

I hope you enjoyed last week's project.

This week we're going to do another

block that is easily adapted and makes

a great small quilt, lap quilt, or go big

and make a bed quilt.

In going through my scrap drawers this year, I discovered that I had a ton of black scraps that really needed to be used, but a lot of them were skinny strips that were less than

2 1/2" inches which made them no good for anything finishing at 2". Now I'm going to confess that I haven't really made a log cabin project and I've always really wanted to make something that was in the log cabin family. So, away we go!

This week we are making an 8" finished block. The cut list is as follows:

Cutting for one block starting from the top left.

2 squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" - medium

2 squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" - dark

1 rectangle 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" - dark

1 rectangle 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" - medium

1 rectangle 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" - dark

1 rectangle 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" - medium

1 rectangle 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" - dark

1 rectangle 1 1/2" x 7 1/2" - medium

1 rectangle 1 1/2" x 7 1/2" - dark

1 rectangle 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" - medium

Last week you saw me mention that I have a ton of left over red, but not a whole lot that was that bright (more true) red that I used last week. This week I went ahead and used a lot of strong red and said that anything that was in a similar value was good for this project. Again I cut enough to make 20 blocks, which, with the smaller sizer of the block, I plan to use for a baby quilt.

Step 1:

Begin by making a four patch with the four

2 1/2" squares.

If you have ever felt like the center of your four patch is a knot of fabric after you press the connecting seam, here's the trick.

Before you press the final seam, flip your four patch over and break the seam in the allowance as shown in the photo.

The press the four patch so that the all the seams are pressed in the same direction, rotating around the block like a pinwheel. This four patch is shown from the back so you can see what it should look like from the wrong side.