Skittle Quilt

After I made “Scrappy the Happy Quilt” a Modern Scrap Quilt, I had leftover background fabric. Not wanting to waste such large pieces of leftover background fabric, they became my next scrap project!

You will need:

25 irregular sized leftover background fabric pieces (from “Scrappy the Happy Quilt” a modern scrap quilt)

Scrap strips of print fabric about 2.5″– 3” wide and about an inch longer that the irregular background pieces

1 ½” wide strips of background fabric

Let’s get started: The steps are pictured above.

Place a scrap strip on an irregular piece, with one long edge at center. Stitch a ¼” seam along that edge.

Rotary cut along the raw edge of the scrap strip. Finger press the scrap away from the background piece. Reattach the second piece you cut off and stitch it to the scrap strip.

The irregular background fabric now has a scrap print fabric stitched through the middle.

Rotate the block and lay a second scrap strip through the middle of the block with the raw edge of the scrap near the middle. Stitch a ¼” seam along the edge of the scrap strip. Rotary cut along the raw edge of the second scrap strip. Finger press the scrap away from the background piece. Reattach the second piece you cut off and stitch it to the scrap strip.

Place a 1 ½” background strip along the middle of the block. Stitch a ¼” seam along the edge of the 1 1/2:” wide background strip. Rotary cut along the raw edge of the background strip. Finger press the background strip and reattach to the cut off piece to make a complete block.

Place a second 1 ½” wide strip of background fabric along the middle of the block perpendicular to the first background strip. Repeat as with the first 1 ½” wide background strip. Note: The second 1 ½” strip is optional.

Square up the blocks to one uniform size. Mine are 7 ½” square. If a block is not wide enough, insert another strip of print fabric to make the square big enough to be cut into the uniform size.

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