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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Block 49 - Year of Scrappy Triangles

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

It's starting to feel like fall! Well, not really. It's going to be in the 80's today, but the leaves are starting to change colors. I tried to use some of the fall colors in these blocks.

This is another scrappy triangle that would look great repeated. I really have a thing for small triangles with perfect points. :) Enjoy!

Click here to download and print Block 49


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, September 25, 2018

Block 48 - Year of Scrappy Triangles

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

I'm loving this scrappy triangle block. I'm kind of sad that I didn't think of really playing up the arrow shape with fabric placement. Maybe one of you can try it for me. :)

Click here to download and print Block 48

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

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, 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.
Want something smaller?
Find 1, 2 & 3" Scrappy Triangles in my Craftsy or Etsy shops.

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. :)


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, 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!



Click here to download and print Block 43.

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, 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


Click here to download and print Block 42

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, 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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