This is the most recent Trash to Treasure block. (i.e. a block made with bits and scraps from the floor under my machine ha!) I remembered to take pics this time so I could show you how I did it.
Step 1: Cut a 5 1/2" square (or whatever size you feel like cutting, depending on how big you want your final block.
Step 2: Gather some scraps from
Step 3: Begin applying them
***If you have a gap like this, just be sure to angle your next fabric enough and place it far enough in to cover it.
Another example, this time at a corner.
If you have tiny or smaller pieces, you can piece them together and then sew them on.
Keep adding and stitching until you have about 2" worth of scraps on each side of your square.
Step 4: Turn your block over, and trim each side 1 1/2" from the edge of your white square.
(Save the bits for the next block.)
Voila! You could stop here. I really like it this way too. I can't decided which I like better.
You would have about a 9" block give or take. Make enough blocks for however big you want your quilt to be and all those little bits of fabric can turn into this!
Sashing and block framing..
Step 5: Cut your block into quarters..
..turn and reassemble into fat wonky crosses.
With sashing and block framing.
These were the very first two I made this way. I even framed them with scraps. You can tell one turned out smaller than the other because I used a smaller white square. But I just made up the difference in the frame pieces.
Anyway, I hope you tag me if you give them a try. :) I'd love to see!
Onto the giveaway winners! Thank you to everyone who came to visit and enter during the Quiltmaker 100 blocks blog tour. The winners via random # generator are: Tu-Na Quilts ($30 GC to Winter Creek Cloth), Heide from Heide's Quilty Hugs in MI ($30 GC from Mad About Patchwork), and JoyceLM (copy of QM 100 Blocks). CONGRATS!
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!