Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Block 5 - Tiny Piecing Sampler



I don't think that there is anything more classic than a pinwheel shape in quilting. It is simple, fun, and cute. In this quilt block tutorial, we will make 4 pinwheels out of foundation paper pieced Scrappy Triangles and join them together with some background squares. 

There is both a 6" and 12" version of the block. The size of the squares and triangles are different, but the block construction is the same for both blocks.

Let's get going!

Instructions

For the 6" Block
Make: 
(16) 1" Scrappy Triangles
Cut:
(5) White 2 1/2" squares

For the 12" Block
Make: 
(16) 2" Scrappy Triangles
Cut:
(5) White 4 1/2" squares

1. Lay out four Scrappy Triangles in the shape of a pinwheel.
2. Sew together into columns and press towards the unpieced triangle.
3. Sew columns together. Press seams open.
4. Repeat to make 4 pinwheel units.


4. Alternate the pinwheel units and the white background squares.


5. Sew units together into rows. Press towards the white squares.
6. Sew rows together and press.

There you go!
Stop by next Tuesday for Block 6.
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You can find all of the other blocks in the Tiny Piecing Sampler here.
You can find the 1", 2" & 3" Scrappy Triangle Templates here.
Find free 6" Scappy Triangle Patterns here.

I'll let you know when there are new patterns, tutorials & sales.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Block 4 - Tiny Piecing Sampler



Hello! It's week 4 in the Tiny Piecing Sampler. I think this might be one of the cutest blocks of the sampler, but maybe that's just because I used one of my favorite American Jane prints in it. It was one of the scraps that I had been holding onto for a long time. Anyone else do that? Well, it is fun to finally see it in a quilt. :)

This quilt block goes together fairly quickly and you 'only' have to make 8 Scrappy Triangles. The directions for both the 6" and 12" versions follow.

Instructions

6" Block

Make:
(8) 1" Scrappy Triangles

Cut:
White
(1) 2 1/2" square
(4) 1 1/2" squares
(4) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles

Pink
(2) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles
(2) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles

12" Block

Make:
(8) 2" Scrappy Triangles

Cut:
White
(1) 4 1/2" square
(4) 2 1/2" squares
(4) 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles

Pink
(2) 2 1/2" x4 1/2" rectangles
(2) 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangles




1.  Lay out the Scrappy Triangles and the other squares and rectangles as illustrated above. (Getting all of these arranged correctly is the hardest step. It is smooth sailing from here on out.)

2.  Sew the Scrappy Triangles and the adjoining squares and rectangles together. Press the seams of the Scrappy Triangles open to reduce bulk and press seams towards the white squares and rectangles.

3.  Sew the small Pink rectangle to the top and bottom of the large central square. Press towards the pink.

4.  Sew the middle block units together. First, sew the short Scrappy Triangle sets to the large pink rectangles and then onto the middle unit.  Press as indicated by the arrows.

5.  Sew the larger Scrappy Triangle sets onto the top and bottom of the center unit as shown.

There you are! All done!
Stop by next week for Block 5.

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You can find links to all of the blocks in the Tiny Piecing Sampler here.

You can find the 1", 2" & 3" Scrappy Triangle Templates here.
Find free 6" Scappy Triangle Patterns here.

I'll let you know when there are new patterns, tutorials & sales.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Block 3 - Tiny Piecing Sampler



Sometimes the simplest things are the best. A whole quilt made just with half square triangles arranged like this has been on my bucket list for years, but for now, let's just make one block.

The six and 12 inch block use different sized triangles for this block, but the construction is the same.

Instructions:

6" Block
Make
(9) 2" Scrappy Triangles

12" Block
Make
(16) 3" Scrappy Triangles

-Arrange Scrappy Triangles into rows.
-Sew together into rows.
-Press.
-Sew rows together.

Easy-peasy Lemon-squeesy.



You can find the 1", 2" & 3" Scrappy Triangle Templates here.
Find free 6" Scappy Triangle Patterns here.

I'll let you know when there are new patterns, tutorials & sales.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Block 2 - Tiny Piecing Sampler

6" and 12" quilt block tutorials made with foundation paper pieced Scrappy Triangles. Perfect for scrap busting and using up bits of leftover fabric.


I think this is one of the funnest blocks. It's simple but when multiple are put together, the chains (the 4-patch units) make great secondary patterns.

With this set of blocks, the 12" block is simply made from four of the 6" blocks.

Instructions: 

 6" Block
Make
(2) 3" Scrappy Triangles
Cut
(4) 2" squares from white fabric
(4) 2" squares from yellow print fabric

 6" Block
Make
(8) 3" Scrappy Triangles
Cut
(16) 2" squares from white fabric
(16) 2" squares from yellow print fabric


6" and 12" quilt block tutorials made with foundation paper pieced Scrappy Triangles. Perfect for scrap busting and using up bits of leftover fabric.
-Sew the yellow and white squares together into 4-patch units as illustrated.
-Arrange the 3" Scrappy Triangles and 4-patch units as illustrated.
-Sew together into rows.
-Sew rows together

For the 12" Block, repeat to make (4) 6" blocks.
-Arrange the 4 block in two rows of two. Play with the orientation, if desired.
-Sew together into rows.
-Sew rows together

Easy peasy, lemon squeezie! :)

Note: We are going to be out of town next week for Thanksgiving, and internet access is going to be iffy. So I am going to skip posting next Tuesday and will be back with Block 3 on Nov 27th. If you are feeling itchy to sew, I'd just make a ton of Scrappy Triangles, especially 1" and 2" blocks. Then they will be ready to go as we make future blocks.

See you then!

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You can find the 1", 2" & 3" Scrappy Triangle Templates here.
Find free 6" Scappy Triangle Patterns here.

I'll let you know when there are new patterns, tutorials & sales.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Block 1 - Tiny Piecing Sampler



Welcome to Block 1 in the Tiny Piecing Sampler! These blocks have been a lot of fun to make, and I can't wait for it to all come together! Scroll down for instructions for both the 6" & 12" versions.

Instructions:

6" Block
Make:
(6) 2" Scrappy Triangles*
Cut:
(3) 2 1/2" white squares

12" Block
Make:
(10) 3" Scrappy Triangles*
Cut:
(2) 3 1/2"white squares
(1) 6 1/2" white square

*Note: regular half square triangles can be substituted in for Scrappy Triangles or you can find templates for the Scrappy Triangles here.


6" Block (6 1/2" unfinished)
-Arrange squares and Scrappy Triangles as illustrated.
-Sew together into rows and press.
-Sew rows together.

12" Block (12 1/2" unfinished)
-Arrange squares and Scrappy Triangles as illustrated.
-Sew the two triangles on either side of the middle square together and press.
-Sew all units together into rows and press.
-Sew rows together.



That's it! I would love to see your pictures on Instagram, use the hashtag #tinypiecingsampler so we can find each other!

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You can find the 1", 2" & 3" Scrappy Triangle Templates here.
Find free 6" Scappy Triangle Patterns here.

I'll let you know when there are new patterns, tutorials & sales.
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Friday, November 2, 2018

Fresh & Scrappy Block of the Month Club

Fresh & Scrappy Block of the Month Quilt 2019 - perfect for scraps and fabric leftovers

I am so excited to officially announce the release the 2019 Fresh & Scrappy Block of the Month Club! This quilt is a cheerful celebration of all things scrappy. I designed this Block of the Month specifically to bust through fabric scraps and help you tame those scrap bins. (It's not just me, right?)


Fresh & Scrappy Block of the Month Quilt 2019 - perfect for scraps and fabric leftovers

One of my favorite things about this quilt is the variety of blocks. They are going to spark your creativity and keep you engaged and excited. There are flying geese, fans, log cabins, stars, flowers, chains and more! Most of the piecing is standard, but there will be some machine appliqué and the opportunity to make a block with curved seams. (There will be an option to appliqué this block, if desired.) There are also a variety of block sizes. There are 8", 12" and 16" squares, not to mention 8" x 12" and 8" x16" rectangles. There's nothing boring about this quilt!

Fresh & Scrappy Block of the Month Quilt 2019 - perfect for scraps and fabric leftovers


Here are the details:

-The finished size of the quilt is 56" x 72".

-On the first of each month, starting January 2019, you will receive a pdf quilt block pattern via email. It will contain cutting and piecing instructions for that month’s block, along with tips for using scraps. We will usually make two of the given block, but some months we will make more. I have kept those blocks fast and simple, so it won’t be overwhelming.

-This pattern is perfect for both confident beginners and longtime quilters who want to play with their scraps!

-I am selling on Etsy and the patterns will be sent to the address associated with your Etsy account. If you would like me to email the patterns to a different address, please let me know in the Notes to Seller box when you check out. 

-Today you will be able to download and print the Fabric Requirements and a Coloring Page. Use the coloring page to try out different color combinations or to color in the blocks as we make them.

Fresh & Scrappy Block of the Month Quilt 2019 - perfect for scraps and fabric leftovers



Curious about the Fabric Requirements? You will need:

Low-volume  (whites and creams)
4 yards of assorted low volume fabric, with at least 6 different prints.

Red
3/4 yard total of assorted reds, with at least 5 different prints.

Green
3/8 yard of assorted greens, with at least 3 different prints.

Yellow,  Aqua,  Dark Blue  &  Pink
1/2 yard total of assorted prints for each color, with at least 4 different prints per color.

Orange,  Lime Green,  Light Blue  &  Violet-red
1/4 yard total of assorted prints for each color, with at least 2 different prints per color.

Paper Backed Fusible Interfacing like HeatnBond
1 1/4" yards

Backing Fabric
3 3/4 yards

Binding Fabric
1/2 yard



Fresh & Scrappy Block of the Month Quilt 2019 - perfect for scraps and fabric leftovers


Now thru November 9th, the Block of the Month will be 20% off. (Newsletter Friends, check your email to find a code for an even steeper discount!)

Click on over to check it out! I would love to have you sew along!


Fresh & Scrappy Block of the Month Quilt 2019 - perfect for scraps and fabric leftovers


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Welcome to the Tiny Piecing Sampler


Make 6" or 12" quilt blocks with these foundation paper pieced patterns - perfect for scrap busting or leftover fabric


Last year, I shared a pattern for 6" Scrappy Triangles each Tuesday during the Year of Scrappy Triangles. It was so much fun to bust scraps with those  foundation paper pieced half square triangles! (If you missed it, you can find links to all the patterns here.)

I want to keep the momentum from the last year, and have decided to post tutorials for quilt blocks that use the 1", 2" & 3" Scrappy Triangles in my Tiny Piecing Collection. (You can find patterns here.) Each Tuesday for the next 12 weeks, I will post a tutorial for a 6" and 12" version of the same quilt block. I'll post links to all the blocks here. By the end we'll have enough blocks for a cute mini quilt or small throw. Swing by next Tuesday to find the first tutorial.




I'd love to see what you make! Post pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #TinyPiecingSampler and tag me, @sewn.by.leila.gardunia


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You can find the 1", 2" & 3" Scrappy Triangle Templates here.
Find free 6" Scappy Triangle Patterns here.

I'll let you know when there are new patterns, tutorials & sales.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Block 52 - Year of Scrappy Triangles


Here it is! The last 6" Scrappy Triangle.




I feel like we need to have a party. Everyone just plan on coming over to my house this evening with all their quilt blocks. :) Because we did it! One year of weekly Scrappy Triangles! That is huge. Give yourselves a big pat on the back and go brag to a friend. :)

My Scrappy Triangle Layout
I have to admit something. I jumped ahead and made the last few blocks early and my finished quilt is at the quilters right now. (!!!) I cannot wait to get it back and show you! Because I have been using low-volume/lights all year, the pattern is fairly subtle, but I like it. I wanted something calm and neutral for my bedroom. If you can call a quilt with hundreds of different fabrics calm?  :)

Looking forward, I am going to start a smaller short term scrappy project. Next week I am going to start posting mini tutorials for quilt blocks made with the smaller 1", 2" & 3" Scrappy Triangles. There will be both 6" and 12" options and there will be 12 blocks total. I've made a couple up and they are so. stinking. cute. Stop by next Tuesday and see first one. (You can find the patterns for the 1, 2 & 3" Scrappy Triangles in my Craftsy or Etsy shops.)

Sneak Peek!
I am also getting ready to announce the details of a Scrappy Block of the Month pattern for 2019. It is specifically designed to use scrap fabric and is pretty epic, if I do say so myself. I'll be sending out all the info via newsletter, plus a newsletter only coupon code in a few weeks. If you haven't signed up yet, you can do so here. It will be the best way to make sure you don't miss it.

Thanks again making Scrappy Triangles along with me this year. It was so much fun! (hugs and high fives all around!)
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Click here to find links to all of the blocks in the Year of Scrappy Triangles.
Find 1, 2 & 3" Scrappy Triangles in my Craftsy or Etsy shops.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Block 51 - Year of Scrappy Triangles


52 Free foundation paper pieced quilt block patterns perfect for scraps and leftover fabric. Fun, fast, addictive quilt blocks for scrap busting.


I honestly never thought we would get here! Only one more block to go!

Click here to download and print Block 51


Click here to find links to all of the blocks in the Year of Scrappy Triangles.
Find 1, 2 & 3" Scrappy Triangles in my Craftsy or Etsy shops.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Block 50 - Year of Scrappy Triangles

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


A couple of weeks ago, I counted up all my blocks and found I needed to make a ton more to have enough for a queen sized quilt, so I drafted this block. Quick, easy and great for larger scale prints!

Click here to download and print Block 50


Click here to find links to all of the blocks in the Year of Scrappy Triangles.
Find 1, 2 & 3" Scrappy Triangles in my Craftsy or Etsy shops.