I’m super excited to be participating in the Summer Scrap Elimination with a few other wonderfully talented quilt designers.
If you are a quilter like me… you have more than enough scraps hanging about. sigh.
That can be a good thing though, especially when it’s Summer Scrap Elimination time!
During June and July a fun way to use your scraps will be shared with you.
So, it’s time to dig through your scraps, look at the projects and get something sewn using both!
Today, I am sharing the Lumberjack Star Quilt.
And more specifically – this quilt will help you eliminate specifically your scrappy strip collection. (whether that’s jelly roll strips or scrappy cut yourself)
It SCREAMS scraps!! Especially those scrappy strips.
It really couldn’t be more perfect.
In January, we did a swap of scrappy strips (members only) and I used a lot of those strips in this quilt. So if you are like me and you love yourself a swap, but then really just store them and not use them- you may want to dig them out and get sewing them up.
It’s not as quick as a jelly roll race, however it is VERY forgiving as you are using different widths and lengths of strips.
You’ll make a four patch of square and half square triangle in the one corner.. then sew strips to ONLY two sides of that four patch.
After you have the blocks sewn, you’ll square them all up to the same size.
The finish up the quilt by sewing all the blocks together.
Along the outside, you sew a stop border (something that separates and stops your eye) and then another scrappy 4″ border of piano keys.
I really couldn’t love this quilt more!
16 blocks are needed.
You’ll find the full tutorial (and printable pattern here).
Here are all the designers participating this year in the Summer Scrap Elimination:
Make sure you hop on over and check out how they can help you use your scraps!
And, if you are like me and still have more scraps – here are a few more tutorials: