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The Summer Scrap Elimination 2022: Week 4

Good morning Summer Scrappers! It's Week 4 and we have a great line up for you. If you've been looking for a great weekend project, this should be on your list. It makes a great wall hanging or oversized decorator pillow. You could also make several of them an have a beautiful lap quilt.

Make this one in the colors of your favorite cocktail or make a few to gift!

Cut list for Tipsy 24" x 30":

Martini glass:

9” square

2 squares 1 ½” x 1 ½”

1 rectangle 4 ½” x 6 ½”


9" square

1 rectangle 12 ½” x 18 ½”

1 rectangle 7 ½” x 10 ½”

1 rectangle 6 ½” x 12 ½”

1 rectangle 6 ½” x 8 ½”

1 rectangle 5 ½” x 14 ½’

1 rectangle 5 ½” x 9 ½”

2 squares 5 ½” x 5 ½”

1 rectangle 5 ½” x 4 ½”

2 squares 4 ½” x 4 ½”

1 rectangle 1 ½” x 10 ½”

1 rectangle 1 ½” x 6 ½”

Chose a variety of scraps to create the illusion of the spilled drink in the color of your choie.

Step 1:

Layer the 9" square of background with the 9" square of the Martini glass fabric.

Draw a line from corner to corner.

Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the drawn line.

Cut apart on the line to make 2 HSTs

Press toward the darker fabric.

Square one HST to measure 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" and square the other HST to measure 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".

Step 2:

Using the 4 ½” x 6 ½” rectangle of martini glass fabric and the two 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" background create the stem of the glass.

Position one of the background squares on the right side of the rectangle and draw a line from corner to corner.

Stitch on the line. Trim away the excess and press toward the background.

Repeat on the left side. Pressing toward the background.

This unit will now measure 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".

Step 3:

Position the 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares of martini glass fabric on the two 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" background squares.

Draw a line from corner to corner as shown.

Stitch on the line. Trim away the excess and press away from the background.

Step 4:

You're ready to begin assembly of your pieced quilt portion.

We're going to begin in the lower right hand corner.

No need to lay yours out. Just follow along in the order below.

Begin with the adjacent layout.

Set up your stem with the 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" rectangle to the right of the stem.

Set up one of your units from Step 3 with the 5 1/2" HST.

Layout the 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" rectangle at the bottom and the 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle on the bottom right.

Stitch the top two units together and press toward the stem unit.

Stitch the two 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" units together and press toward the HST.

Add the 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" rectangle to the unit as shown and press toward the added rectangle.

Add the 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle as shown and press toward the added rectangle.

Stitch the two resulting units together and press toward the top.

This section will now measure 10 1/2" x 11 1/2".

Stitch the 7 ½” x 10 ½” rectangle to the left side of the previously completed unit and press toward the added rectangle.

Join the second 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" unit from Step 3 to the 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" rectangle of background.

Pres toward the larger rectangle.

Stitch the 5 1/2" x 14 1/2" rectangle to the right side of the top right section.

Press as shown.

Stitch the 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangle to the top of the 8 1/2" HST and press toward the added rectangle.

Stitch the top two units on the right hand side together and press to the left.

Stitch the 6 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangle of background to the 12 1/2" x 18 1/2" rectangle of background. Press toward the larger rectangle.

Complete the right side, but stitching the top and bottom units together and pressing toward the stem. of the martini glass.

Finish the base by stitching the right side to the left.

Press to the left.

Step 5:

Use the scraps of your chosen color to create circles in various sizes. I used Applipops to create my circles this time using all the shades of a Cosmopolitan

Watch my video on using Applipops to see how easy they are to use.

Layout as many of your circles as you choose and show them spilling out of your martini glass. Play with your colors and arrangement until you enjoy them.

Stitch into place and voila! Your project is complete!

This week's blog is sponsored by Applipops! These great circle makers produce turned edge circles in no time at all.

Easy to use, if circles have eluded you, Applipops are a wonderful solution.

The simple design of Applipops makes them straight forward and a tool with no significant learning curve. Applipops take all of the difficulty of measuring, tracing, cutting, etc. out of the equation and make your process much faster.

This week, I'm delighted to be able to tell you that Applipops has provided us with 4 sets of their fabulous circle templates as prizes for you! To get your name in the jar for the drawing this week asll you have to do is comment on the Facebook post for this week's blog or comment on the Instagram post for this week's blog. I'll add your name to the jar and we'll be drawing on Thursday July 21!

We also have two new guest designers for you this week and I"m thrilled to introduce them to you!

Laura Strickland of Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studios has really caught my eye over the last year. I really love what she is making and how creative her brain is!

Her playful design work first got me excited with her Blowing in the Wind pattern and I have been hooked ever since.

Laura is bringing you another pattern with Applipops this week and based on the sneak peek she sent me earlier this week, I think you're going to love it! Be sure to visit her blog HERE to see the project she has created for you! Enjoy!

I'm also delighted to be able to have Leanne Parsons of Devoted Quilter joining us this week!

Leanne creates beautiful work that often strikes me as so modern and approachable. Her designs are visually striking and range from beginner to intermediate skill levels.

I enjoy some of the very helpful tutorials she has on her website. I can definitely recommend.

Leanne is bringing you a fun scrappy 9 patch flower concept this week and you can check out her project HERE!

I hope you're taking joy in the Summer Scrap Elimination this year! I know I am having fun, not only with my own projects, but with those of our guest designers and the photos you all are sharing of your own scrappy projects coming together! I'll see you again next week with a new quilt project and two more fabulous guest designers!


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Robin R Klein
Robin R Klein
Nov 10, 2022

Thanks. This is a cutie.


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