I know it's Tuesday and not my regular day for
but now that my summer is officially over...
it's back on the farm for me!!!
This is Quilty Barn #11...
only one more to go for
this quilty red barn quilt:)
I chose to put my
Bitty Scrap Around Block
on the side of this barn.
I have made this block in several sizes
and many versions like it over the years...
completely from my scraps!!!
Tomorrow I will be posting more about how I
keep my quilty scraps and how I use them every day.
But for now...
let's move onto the
Bitty Scrap Around block tutorial.
This is my basket of leftover 2 1/2" strips and squares.
For my Bitty Scrap Around block...
I grabbed a 2 1/2" square for the center.
This is my basket of leftover 1 1/2" strips and squares.
I easily cut the rest of the strips from this basket
because they already measure 1 1/2" wide...
so I just needed to cut the length of each piece.
Cut 2 - 2 1/2" long
Cut 4 - 4 1/2" long
Cut 2 - 6 1/2" long
Lay them out on your design board until you
like the placement of color and pattern.
Sew a 2 1/2" long strip to each side of the center square.
(press towards the strips throughout the entire block)
Now add a 4 1/2" strip to the top and the bottom.
Add the remaining 4 1/2" strips to the sides...
and finally add the 6 1/2" long strips to the top and bottom...
to finish up the
Bitty Scrap Around Block!
It should measure 6 1/2" at this point.
Add your barn fabric strips around it...
And build your Quilty Barn #11!
(click here for my original barn tutorial)
I thought it would be fun to add a scrappy window in the loft!
I just used 4 - 1 1/2" squares from my scrap basket.
I think Quilty Barn #11 looks scrappy happy...
Tune in tomorrow for my Quilty Scraps post!!!
And have a barn buildin' kind of day...