Tuesday, February 9, 2016

It's Scraptastic Tuesday!

Scraptastic Tuesday is a new-to-me challenge this year, and I'm really excited about it!  When I started quilting 12 or so years ago, I couldn't make a scrappy project of any kind.  My quilt fabrics all matched and everything had to coordinate.  Fast forward about 10 years, and suddenly, almost every quilty project that I make is made from a complete mish-mash of fabrics.  Traditional fabrics are sewn to solids and that block might be sewn to something really modern and funky - and I love it!
This quilt is made entirely of 2.5" x 4.5" rectangles.  It's a block "pattern" that Joanne shared as a guest blogger for the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge last year.  I tucked the idea away until I had some of my big projects completed last year - and now the time has come to start working on some of these great scrappy quilts!
I've started cutting up my leftover scraps into the rectangles I need for this block, and then, those rectangles are set next to my machine to be my Leaders / Enders.  The problem is, these blocks are so much fun to make, and I often find myself assembling 3 or 4 blocks before I get back to my original project!
So, this is one block:

This is what 48 of these blocks look like when they're assembled!

I'm debating whether to add one more row...  Then it will be ready to sandwich and quilt!
Linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday  and Oh Scrap!


  1. Love that block! Your scrappy quilt looks great. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  2. Fabulous result! Looks like those blocks might be addictive..Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

  3. Oooh, I love this! I just started adding 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 rectangles to my list of sizes I cut scraps down to, so I will file this one away.