The Summer Scrap Elimination 2021: Week 6

Good morning Scrappers! It's the last week of the 2021 Summer Scrap Elimination and I think we've had a good run this time. I hope you have been enjoying the projects from the Studio as well as the fabulous additions from our guest designers this time. I know I have been thrilled to read through the great ideas put forward by our lovely guests this summer and they've given me a few ideas as well. The best thing about our amazing community of quilters is that we often feed off each other when it comes to ideas. It's one of the best reasons to share our work with others.

This week we're back to making a quilt block with our scraps and I love, LOVE how easy and fun this project was to make. It's also a quilt block that lends itself to multiple arrangements very well.

Cutting for 1 Block (finishing 9 1/2" x 9 1/2"):

2 Light rectangles 3" x 8"

2 Medium rectangles 3" x 8"

2 Dark rectangles 3" x 8"

I decided to keep my colors to warmer lights, mediums in yellow orange and red, and warm/dark browns. This gave me a pretty sizeable pile of scraps to work with so I cut 84 rectangles of each value with the plan to make 42 blocks to give me 6 columns and 7 rows.

Step 1. Create two rail fence blocks using one of each of the Light, Medium, and Dark rectangles.

Press all one direction toward the darker fabrics as shown in the image above.

Step 2.

Cut each of your rail fence blocks on both diagonals

Step 3. Using the units cut from two of the rail fence blocks, rearrange the pieces to form new variations on the blocks.

The first variation I liked was this X block. If you have a Marvel's X-men fan in your life, this could be a fun option with black, grey, and yellow.