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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Addendum to Scrappy Squares
A quilting friend asked if this pattern could be adapted to 1-1/2" strips, so I worked up a sample this morning. Here is a picture of the Scrappy Square block using the smaller strips... each square is about 3-1/2", finishing to 3", so the completed block would finish to 6". I started with strips that were only half the width of the fabric, and got 7 squares from the half width, plus a little more... so you could possibly get 15 squares from the whole strip width. That would make 3 blocks with 3 squares left over. The photo to the right demonstrates the cutting process plus 4 squares set together (not yet sewn). Now to experiment with 9-patch blocks separating the Scrappy Squares... I think it would be pretty with a fussy-cut rose in the center of the 9-patch. I'll keep you posted! Happy sewing!