Scrap value

Festival of Qulits Block Challenge 2012 – Scrap Value

12 1/2” blocks unquilted in any one of a number of scrap patterns such as 9 patch, rail fence, stack and slash. Or create a complete top – any size.

Pattern 1: Three Patch

This pattern is taken from ‘Successful Scrap Quilts from Simple Rectangles’ by Judy Turner & Margaret Rolfe. Do buy this book if you like scrap quilts – it’s my all time favourite pattern book!

Sort out scrap fabrics into lights and darks. You can have a colour theme: e.g. autumn colours, pastels, brights. Cut fabric pieces to measure 3 1/2” x 2”. This was a collection of mostly blues. Accurate cutting and stitching is essential. Using 1/4” inch seams hand or machine stitch pieces together into threes as follows: 2 lights joined along the long side, then a dark piece joined across the top. Then two darks and a light. Join the 3’s into strips as in the photograph and then join the strips together. Finish with a border in a plain dark colour to match.

FoQ block 2012