Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Block 47 - Year of Scrappy Triangles


Free 6" foundation paper pieced, half square triangle (HST), quilt block patterns perfect for using up leftover fabric and scraps

Hi there! We got back from our France trip last week and I think I am finally getting back into the swing of things. It feels like forever since I've sewn Scrappy Triangles and I was glad to get back to sewing!

I designed these simple strip blocks because I realized that I am going to be short of blocks for the queen sized quilt I want to make. I figured I could make a ton of these fairly quickly to fill in the gap. 

How are your blocks going? Are you going to have enough to make your quilt?

                   Click here to download and print Block 47


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Click here to find links to all of the 6" blocks in the Year of Scrappy Triangles.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Block 46 - Year of Scrappy Triangles



Hi there! Here is the next block in the series. I really like this one. The quilt block unit in the corner is called a 'Hidden Square' and you can find them in all sorts of quilt patterns.

I just want to let you know, that I am going to be taking next week off. My husband and I are going to France (our first big kid-free trip!) and I don't want to have to fuss with scheduling a post before I go.

I am so excited to go back to France. I was there for a year and a half as a missionary 20 years ago and haven't been back since. We are going to spend a few days in Paris, followed by a weekend in Brittany (west coast). I can't wait! I'll be posting tons of pictures for my kids in Instagram stories if you want to follow our trip. I am @sewn.by.leila.gardunia.

But enough with that side note, here is the foundation paper pieced pattern for Block 46. You can find all the patterns for the Year of Scrappy Triangles here. And if you are interested in trying your hand at smaller Scrappy Triangles, I have patterns here. Happy sewing!


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Block 45 - Year of Scrappy Triangles

Free 6" foundation paper pieced quilt blocks. Perfect for using fabric scraps - a great quilt scrap buster.

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. Vacation, the Iowa State Fair, packing for college, gathering school supplies for all kids, suit shopping, hair cuts, dropping off at college (lots of tears were shed, and I'm not sappy), then cleaning and recovering from the whirlwind. It has been crazy, and I am trying to find the new normal with all the kids at school. We'll see how it goes. I need to get myself organized.

But I did manage to draft all the rest of the blocks yesterday for the Year of Scrappy Triangles. Crazy that we just have a few more weeks. It was hard to come up with designs for the last few. Some of them, like this one, are variations on previous blocks. I hope you enjoy making it. It uses 2 1/2" strips, so dig out those leftover strips and let's get sewing! :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Block 44 - Year of Scrappy Triangles


The last two weeks have been super busy. Vacation (which is suppose to be relaxing?) and now getting ready for the first day of school for the younger kids and driving my oldest to college tomorrow morning. Crazy!

I won't say more (no time), but I'll leave you with the template for this week's block, and let you know how it all went next week. :)


Find links to all the block patterns in the Year of Scrappy Triangles here.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Block 43 - Year of Scrappy Triangles


I love this block! It is rather time consuming, but I am loving those little stripes. Plus, the secondary design is pretty fun.

I used pink scraps from the quilt I am currently working on for my daughter. She leaves for college in two weeks and I want to have it done by then. I'm almost done with the blocks. "All" I have to do is sew them together, baste, quilt, and bind. Oh, and we are going to be on vacation for one of those weeks.... I'll let you know how it goes.

As we are going on one last/first trip of the summer next week, there will not be a block posted next Tuesday, but we will get back into the swing of things the following week. I'll see you then!



Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Block 42 - Year of Scrappy Triangles

scrappy 6" foundation paper pieced quilt blocks, perfect for scraps and leftover fabric

Block 42 - the perfect block for using up narrow strips and leftover charm squares!

I have had such a fun time making these blocks. I love finding bits of favorite fabrics that remind me of other projects and quilts.

scrappy 6" foundation paper pieced quilt blocks, perfect for scraps and leftover fabric


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Block 41 - Year of Scrappy Triangles

Free 6" foundation paper pieced quilt block patterns tutorials perfect for using scraps and leftover fabric

I am really loving this week's block. The strip of tiny triangles at the bottom reminds me of the Scrappy Strips in the Tiny Piecing Collection. (swoon) Not only are they super cute, but I was able to use some 2 1/2" precut squares that had been hanging out in my scrap basket forever.

Free 6" foundation paper pieced quilt block patterns tutorials perfect for using scraps and leftover fabric

Extra bonus? My husband really likes the horses. When I told him that was good because they were going to end up on our bed, he quipped, "Horses on the bed? That's going to be messy!" Eye roll. He thinks he's funny.


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Block 40 - Year of Scrappy Triangles

6" Scrappy Foundation Paper Pieced half square triangles quilt block from the Year of Scrappy Triangles at Sewn by Leila Gardunia - free quilt block tutorial pattern


Hi there! Here is Block 40 in the Year of Scrappy Triangles. I can't believe we are up to 40 already! Only 11 more. Crazy.

This is another block that is perfect for using up strips of all lengths and widths. So many strips - yet there are still so many strips in my strip pile! I think they are multiplying. :)

6" Scrappy Foundation Paper Pieced half square triangles quilt block from the Year of Scrappy Triangles at Sewn by Leila Gardunia - free quilt block tutorial pattern


How are you guys feeling about these Scrappy Triangles? At the beginning, a couple people asked if we would continue through 100. Anyone still want to do that? Or have you gotten your fill? I don't know if I am up for 48 more weeks of posting, but I would consider writing a pattern for the remaining 48 blocks if there was interest. Significant interest. So let me know what you think.

Is anyone interested in a Scrap Busting Block of the Month next year? Or a foundation paper pieced BOM? Or more tiny foundation paper pieced patterns? (See my first Tiny Piecing Collection here.) I'm starting to look forward into fall and 2019 and want to do something that would be enjoyable and useful for all of us.

Leave a comment and let me know what you need! Thanks!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Block 39 - Year of Scrappy Triangles

Block 39 - Year of Scrappy Triangles, foundation paper pieced 6" HST quilt block patterns

Have you ever had one of those days/weeks? I have. So this week we are making a super simple Scrappy Triangle. Just give the center section a good pin to avoid it slipping around and have fun piecing!



I also wanted to let everyone know how much I appreciated their support during the launch of the Tiny Piecing Collection. (The picture above is of the 2" Scrappy Triangles in the collection.) It was a huge success and I hope everyone is enjoying their patterns. Haven't seen it yet? You can check out the new collection of mini Scrappy Triangles and Scrappy Strips in my Etsy Shop. Thanks!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Block 38, Giveaway Winner, and New Tiny Piecing Collection!


Before we get to this week's block, let's draw a winner from all of the people who finished the first 36 quilt blocks in the Year of Scrappy Triangles.
And the winner is Penny! (@Imatopper) 
Congrats! I'll get your bundle of fabrics in the mail.


Now on to this week's block. I'm not going to lie. I think I could have done better with my fabric choices. There is a cute little framed area that is great for putting a fussy cut motif, but somehow....

That's ok. Not every block needs to be my favorite and it will look just fine mixed in with the others. Here's the download, but keep reading, because I've got some great news!





Edited: The Tiny Piecing Collection is now Available!
You can find all the patterns in my Etsy Shop!

A few months ago, I started playing around with the idea of making tiny Scrappy Triangles. How small could I make them?

I drafted 16 tiny 1" Scrappy Triangles, then drafted some more in 2" and 3". Then came the 1" and 2" Scrappy Strips. I'm calling this set of patterns The Tiny Piecing Collection and they are going to be available Thursday (6/28)! Let me give you a sneak peek at this new collection!


Here are some of the 2" Scrappy Triangles. There are templates for 18 triangles in this set and I think they are the cutest thing ever. The great thing about these triangles is that you can use your smallest scraps to make them.


The Scrappy Strips are simply a row of Scrappy Triangles sewn together as one unit. Sewing them this way speeds the piecing and reduces bulk from seam allowances. In addition to strips of Scrappy Triangles, there are also striped and abstract strips in each Scrappy Strip set.

Plus, each set of templates comes with a pattern for a bonus quilt block or other small project. Here is the quilt block made with the 2" Scrappy Strips.



I always think it is fun to see behind the scenes shots, so here is a picture of my photo shoot set up. Yup, that is my ancient cutting board being used as a background for the 3" Scrappy Triangles on my deck. That's how the pros do it. ;)

The Tiny Piecing Collection with be available Thursday! (6/28) You will be able to find the patterns in my Etsy Shop.  They are instant pdf downloads, so you will be able to get started right away!

I am going to have the whole collection on sale the first week, plus my Newsletter Friends are going to get a coupon code that they can use ON TOP of the sale price. Sweet! It's not to late to sign up. Just click here and you'll get the bonus coupon code in your email.

I've really appreciated your interest and support of the Year of Scrappy Triangles, and I can't wait to share this new collection with you!