Tuesday, November 1, 2022

100 Days of Scrappy Patchwork Introduction

I've decided to embark on one of those 100 day journeys.  Maybe.  It might last 100 days.  Or it might not.  We will see when I run out of scraps (yeah, right), or I run out of patience or the quilt gets too big!  Maybe there will be more than one?

I have an overflowing Island Batik scrap bin.  So...what to do with it?  In the past I have cut all my scraps into 1 1/2" squares or 2 1/2" half square triangles.  I wanted to do something different.

I have all three AccuQuilt Qubes that are 5".  There are 16 die shapes that can be used together to create blocks.  I also have all of them at 8", but many of my scraps are small so I wanted to use a smaller size.  

I spent about 4 hours pressing all the pieces.  Then cut for 4 hours.  I haven't made it through a quarter of the scraps, but, well, I got tired of cutting!  And I wanted to sew.  I can cut more later as I see what I'm using up first.

I decided on gray for my background.  I cut lots of the different shapes in sets of 4 or 8.  I'm a symmetrical girl at heart and knew I needed to have an even amount of pieces.

Now it was time to play!  And it was such fun picking out this first block.

I started with the yellow center square.  Then I added the green and purple print.  Then the big purple triangles and finally some yellow and red in the corners (yes, that's a really light yellow).

I then had fun sewing it into it's finished block!

What fun!  Time to go pick out another block!  This is going to be fun.

I hope you get to quilt today.



  1. How fun, Suzy! I need to do something with my scraps, too. They are out of control!

  2. Love the idea of 100 blocks in 100 days. Not sure if I could keep up with it, but would love to try sometime. I love the block you did! Beautiful!