Monday, March 9, 2015

A Scrappy Star Family with Tute

I had so sew much fun this weekend in Flaming Gorge.  I had taken several scrap projects after all playing in my scraps is one of my favorite things to do.  Combine that with great friends and good food, how could you not have a great weekend.
These scrappy stars came from leftovers from another project.  They work up fairly quickly so I thought I'd share the process.
From strips I used 1 1/2" for the babies and the baby blocks will finish at 8", 2 1/2" for the mom mas I used 2 1/2" and the mom mas blocks finish at 16", for the daddy blocks I used 3 1/2" and the blocks finish at 24".  I used my Nifty Notions Ruler to cut my pieces.  I love this ruler because I can cut squares and triangles from the same strip and have everything fit together.
For each block from your strips cut
40- half squares from scraps
32- half squares from background
16- squares from scraps
8- squares from background
Sew two of the half square scraps together.  Make 4 of these for each block
A half square background and half square scrap together.  Make 32 of these for each block
Take two of the half square triangles with background and two background squares and arrange as shown in a four patch.  Sew together.  Make 4 of these for each block. Unit A
Take two of the half square triangles with background and two of the scrappy squares and arrange as shown in four patch.  Sew together.  Make 8 of these for each block. Unit B
Take two of the half square triangles with background and one with just scraps along with a background square and arrange as shown.  Sew together.  Make 4 of these. Unit C
Take one Unit A, two Unit B and, a Unit C and arrange as shown.  Sew together.  Make 4 of these.
Arrange these so the scrappy half squares meet in the middle as shown.  Sew together.
Hope you enjoy your scrappy stars.  Would love to see them if you make them so please let me know.

9 comments:

  1. Glad you had a good time. Your star blocks look so cute. I like seeing them in the different sizes.

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  2. I like the different sizes. Those baby blocks are so small! Such great work on them.

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  3. Love your scrappy star blocks... a great way to use up the stash! Linda

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  4. I love when quilters play with scale...And of course I love scraps. So seeing them in the same quilt is a winner in my book. Thanks for sharing your star blocks with Oh Scrap!

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  5. Love them all in every size! Great way to save on cutting out using your triangle ruler and it makes it easier to line them up and no dog ends either! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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  6. What a wonderful combination: color and scale change. This quilt will be much more interesting! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  7. That looks great! I'll have to try it!
    Carol

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  8. A great idea for using up all those bits and pieces, thanks for the tute!

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  9. I love that you made 3 different sizes - they look great.

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