Guess what? I still have scraps left. Way, way, way less than what I had, but they're not quite gone. YET. I have a pile of solid scraps that need to be dealt with. So here's what I'm doing to use up more strips of patterned fabric AND my bigger solid pieces in case you want to try too ...
It's a super easy block that will finish at 10 inches.
First off, cut your scrappy patterned fabric strips into pieces that are 2.5 by 5.5 inches. Cut lots so you'll have a variety to choose from for each square.
Then cut your solid pieces into bricks that are 5.5 by 10.5 inches.
For each block you will need five little pieces and one big one. Either choose each piece carefully or just randomly grab whatever is closest. ;-) Sew your five small pieces together as shown. Use a 1/4 inch seam. Press your seams. Then sew this set of strips to the solid colour brick again using a 1/4 inch seam. All done. A 10.5 inch block that will finish in the quilt at 10 inches. See, super easy. I know you probably didn't even need the tutorial since it was so simple and straight-ahead, but it makes me feel useful to write it out. Hee, hee. Then, once you have a few, the fun of arranging begins. So many possibilities! These are just a few. A multi-colour windmill block as shown above ... Maybe this way? Or this? Or even on point?
Ladies and gentlemen, start your machines! May the scrapbusting commence!
Thanks for stopping by. Happy Quilting!