Tutorial – Border Scrapy Quilt
Rita at Red Pepper Quilts shared a tutorial for this pieced Scrap Border Quilt back in 2009. I just stumbled upon it by accident recently and thought it was worthy of sharing based on cuteness alone. She states outright that it is not her original design, and that her inspiration was a photo shared on Flickr. I am very glad that she was inspired!
The quilt itself is comprised of two blocks that alternate throughout the rows. The first one is pieced and the second one is a solid block of fabric. The picture above shows the two blocks along with the simple quilting that really draws me to it. Rita stitched 1/4″ around each block and then did a straight-line crosshatch. Can’t you just imagine all the quilty goodness and how soft and comfy it feels?!
The pieced block, and where the name of quilt originates from, has a center piece of 3.5″ square. Rita used white but obviously you could use any background color. For the first step, you will sew border pieces from 1.5″ x 5.5″ strips in three- and five-strip-sets. This is a fantastic stash buster if you have some you’d like to use up. You need to make 28 of each of the strip sets, and then cut into 1.5″ segments. You will need three from each set for a total of 84 from the three-strip-set and 84 from the five-strip-set. The picture on the right above shows a cute stack of 41 – 5.5″ pieced blocks. Aren’t they so pretty?!
Scrapy Border Quilty Goodness
As the last step, it’s time to cut 40 – 5.5″ solid blocks. You will sew these solid fabric blocks alternating with the earlier pieced blocks. The layout is 9 x 9 or 45.5″ x 45.5″. Y’all know I’m not a fan of the square quilt so I would change up the layout certainly. This is such an eye pleasing quilt to me. Dare I say another one to add to our list – how about you?
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