April 26 th, scraps and little blocks

I’m catching up on the weeding ,mulching in the flowerbeds.. So I felt the need to visit my sewing room.

I pulled out the fire island hosta quilt top, began to work on it making a nice pile of little scraps. I decided not to put them in a box like I do so many little scraps .  

I have a book of block patterns that has some age to it, perfect for finding a small block. 

I had to tear it out of the book to copy it. Then I broke it down,each block will have four squares. The numbers tell me where to start, the letters the color.

Copy off the pattern on to newsprint paper, cut out leaving enough room for a quarter inch seam. Then layout a square ,add  elmers washable glue to the backside of  c-1. Lay on to fabric with the right side of fabric facedown on table. I make sure the little scrap covers the number 1 area with fabric hanging over the seam line .

Lay a small thin object,like a note card or plastic ruler, right along number two space line,

 fold back over ruler than lay the cutting ruler on top of the folded back piece,adding a quarter inch seam allowance.

Then cut..

Then add another scrap fabric fabric face down to trimmed piece.

Keep doing this with each number until done ,then trim adding your quarter seam allowance.

Here are what some of the little blocks will look like.

I like them. Haven’t any idea how I will use them yet. I’ll just make a nice stack then decide.

Until the next post,  Enjoy your projects in progress. Deb



8 thoughts on “April 26 th, scraps and little blocks

  1. Sheryl

    I enjoyed seeing the process you used to cut and make the pieces. They are lovely little squares–I’m looking forward to seeing how you decide to use them in a future post. ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Deb Post author

      Glad you enjoyed the post.๐Ÿ˜Š still don’t know how I’ll use them , probably depends on how many blocks there are when I finished with the scraps.


    1. Deb Post author

      I think it will be easier to keep the scrap pile up in check( maybe!!!) at least I’m having fun making these little 4″ blocks.



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