Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Blues Solution

While searching my scrappy quilting books this quilt caught my attention.  I had to change it a little because instead of being made block by block it is done row by row.  My design wall is busy with other things at the moment. I also wanted a project I could take to an upcoming retreat. 
 My solution was to take the brown squares out and instead create a whole blocks.  I started by using two strips, one blue and one a warm tone cut 3 1/2" wide the width of the fabric.  If I had fat quarter size I just cut two strips. I was dealing with scraps after all. For those that don't have a whole 45"
to work with I'll use along the edge.
 Using my half square ruler (how to here) I cut 6- 3 1/2" squares and 6- half squares.
 I cut enough for the quilt.
Then I started sewing them into blocks by laying out the squares and then sewing them row by row on the diagonal.
Now I can work on this as time allows and not worry about messing up the arrangement of the row by row method.


  1. I have often admired that quilt pattern and wondered how to make it more user friendly. Thanks for the tips!

  2. Where there's a will there's a way!

  3. Hi, Em. Stopped by to enjoy your blog. You're showing some very fun quilts. I just love scraps myself. I'm quite envious of your quilt retreat in September!

    best from Tunisia,

  4. oooh i like a lot! tweaks my mod quilting gene big