This year I really wanted to design my own block, but I really had a hard time landing on a plan. I’ve seen this technique for making scrappy strips online and have always liked it, so I decided to go with that.
I wrote up a tutorial for making the scrappy strips and the blocks on my blog here.
The tutorial shows how to make the scrappy strips on a base of a 2″ muslin strip. I used muslin rather than paper or receipt tape because I didn’t want to remove all the paper.
This is my scrappy strip before trimming:
and after trimming:
And these are the blocks I made:
For my block, I would like:
- A 12.5″ block with an all white background
- The use of at least 2 scrappy strips per block. How you arrange the strips on the block is up to you. To have 2 strips on a 12.5″ block you’ll need about 30″ of scrappy strips – might be best to just do a full yard.
- For the scrappy strips, I’d like the scraps to be as brightly colored as possible. Batiks are fine.
I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! Good luck!