Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Block 37 - Year of Scrappy Triangles


Hello! Here is Block 37 in the Year of Scrappy Triangles. This block eats up all your extra 2" strips and mid-sized square scraps. I could have made 10. Why are there so. many. scraps?




I have been so impressed with all of the blocks that I have seen on Instagram! It's fun to see the same pattern interpreted in so many ways. I was thinking we need to have a giveaway for everyone who has made the first 36 blocks. To enter, take a picture of your 36 blocks and post it on social media. You can either lay out all of your blocks to take the picture or use an app that lets you make a mosaic of individual pictures you have taken. Next Tuesday I will randomly select a entry and they will win this fun bundle of low volume fabric and zipper pouch.

To enter:
1. Take a picture of your 36 Scrappy Triangle blocks
2. Post to social media
3. For Instagram use #yearofscrappytrianglesgiveaway so I will be able to tell you posted it.
4. For Facebook, you can post it on your timeline and tag me - Leila Gardunia (you really need to show it off to your friends!) Or you can post it on my page facebook.com/sewnbyleila 
5. If you are on neither platform, email me your picture (leila.gardunia@gmail.com)
6. Pictures must be posted by Tuesday morning (5/26)

If you are super far behind, no worries! You can totally catch up in an afternoon or two. They really do go quickly. Good luck! I can't wait to see your blocks!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Block 36 - Year of Scrappy Triangles



Hello, friends! I just got back from spending the last week at my church's Girls Camp. It was so much fun and it's taken me a few days to get use to "real life" again - though I'm not missing the ticks. :)

I can't believe that we are on block 36! I think this calls for a giveaway next week for everyone who is up to date on their first 36 blocks. So catch up this week, if you need to, and I'll give you more giveaway details next Tuesday.


This week's Scrappy Triangle is a log cabin like block. It's simple to piece and I love the classic shape. Have fun making it!


You can find links to all of the Scrappy Triangle Blocks here.
See other people's Scrappy Triangles on Instagram with the #yearofscrappytriangles.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Block 35 - Year of Scrappy Triangles


Hi! I'm posting a bit early this week, because tomorrow I am leaving for a week at our church's Girls Camp. While I am swimming and swatting mosquitoes, have fun making this block! It is a good one. Look at all those stripes!


Dig out those narrow strips and get piecing. 
You can find links to all the blocks here.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Block 34 - Year of Scrappy Triangles

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I used scraps of one of my favorite fabrics in this week's quilt block - the print with the little dala horses and nesting dolls. My brother, who is stationed in Japan, brought it home for me a few years ago. I am still looking for the perfect project to use it in, but I am glad I was able to use some in these Scrappy Triangles.

This block is similar to some other zig-zag blocks we have made in the past, but not exactly the same. As we close out the year, more of the foundation paper pieced blocks are going to be variations of earlier blocks.


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And like other blocks, there are some fun secondary patterns when multiples are placed together. I really like the design when the quilt blocks are placed like this. Almost like reflected mountains. Click below to download the pattern. Happy sewing!


You can find all block templates here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Block 33 - Year of Scrappy Triangles

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High School graduation is over, there are only two more days of school for the other kids, and then summer will be here for real. Crazy! ... I'm hoping I don't go crazy. Ha!

This week I have a block with a bit of summer sunshine for you. Great for all of those smaller strips. Enjoy!


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You can find links to all of the Scrappy Triangle block patterns here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Year of Scrappy Triangles - Block 32


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This has been a crazy week! My oldest daughter is graduating from high school in two days and all of the lead up to it (concerts, awards assemblies, last minute projects) has been draining. Who knew that an 18 year old could be more work than a 5 year old?

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I need some sewing time to recharge! Time to make some more Scrappy Triangles!


Click here to find all the block patterns.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Year of Scrappy Triangles - Block 31

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Hello! I hope you are all doing well. I was just telling my husband last week that I had been super lucky this winter and hadn't gotten sick hardly at all. Then two days later, I came down with a cold and can't hardly speak. That'll teach me. :) Thankfully, I am on the mend and hope to be able to get back to my sewing machine this week.

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I love this week's Scrappy Triangle. It is simple to make and four of them together make a great secondary pattern. I hope you have fun making it and stay healthy and safe!


You can find links to all the other Scrappy Triangles here.
Follow me on Instagram to see more.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Year of Scrappy Triangles - Block 30


Hello. It's a beautiful day here in Missouri and I am wearing capris for the first time this year! I know you wanted to know that. :)  I've just got to enjoy it before it gets too hot. I hate being hot.

This week's block is easy-peasy and will help you work through more of your fabric strips. Enjoy, and have a wonderful week! (It feels like it should be Friday already....)


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Year of Scrappy Triangles - Block 29 (and sneak peek)



This has been a busy week. Nothing out of the ordinary: school, kids, laundry (never done), and dinner (why do they always want to eat, yet never like what I cook?). It's been nice to be able to take a break from the normal and sneak downstairs and do some sewing. Hopefully, these Scrappy Triangles will give you a break from the everyday stresses too!

Block 29 is a fun Scrappy Triangle, if a bit time intensive. It's perfect for all of the narrow strips that I never know what to do with, but can't seem to throw away. Let's pull out  those narrow strips and get piecing!


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If you are reading this, you probably like Scrappy Triangles and foundation paper piecing, so I think you will be excited about this new paper piecing collection. Here is a sneak peek of..... drumroll.....

The Tiny Piecing Collection! 

There are going to be lots of different tiny foundation paper piecing patterns! So cute. So crazy. So fun! I can't wait to show you. If you want me to shoot you a personal email when it comes out, sign up below and you will be the first to know. Plus you'll get an exclusive coupon code that won't be available to others! (To be clear, when the patterns come out, not right now.)

I am so excited about these patterns and I hope you like them too!

The Tiny Piecing Collection: Be the First to Know!


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Year of Scrappy Triangles - Block 28



Hello! 

Here is Block 28 in a Year of Scrappy Triangles. (You can find all the block patterns here.) This block was a lot of fun. It's pretty awesome when you can get six triangles to meet with perfect points.


And oh, my goodness, the possibilities for secondary designs with four blocks put together are huge! I can't wait to see what you make! If you want to see what others are making, you can find pictures (500 of them!) on Instagram with the #yearofscrappytriangles.