Friday, January 9, 2009

Scrappy Scrappy Scrappy

I have no idea what the pattern is, but since everyone is asking for it, I'll type it out here.

Sort your charms into stacks of three that coordinate, one pair needs to be matching squares.
Cut the matching ones on one diagonal to make two triangles from each.
Make square in a square blocks by sewing triangles to the main square. sew opposite sides and measure from the center as there will be overhang. I just folded my squares and triangles and did a finger pinch to mark the centers.
Take each block and cut across both diagonals creating 4 triangles.
Mix these up and sew into new arrangements. It should look like a four patch on point.
Press carefully and decided which is the smallest one and trim them all to that size.
The directions mention here that they may be a "little wonky" at this stage.
Next use some 2 1/2 inch strips to make a frame around each one.
If you had 5 inch charms and you did 16 original blocks you should have something about 40 inches square at this point.
I'm sure that is clear as mud!!!!


Kim West said...

Thank you for posting this... It might just be the project I needed for today... my bee is meeting and I had no clue what to work on!

Gizmo said...

I can't wait to give it a try.

Susan Freebery said...

Mare, you simply are the best! Thank you - you were right - this isn't difficult. By George, I think I've got it!