Create a Striking Quilt from Scraps

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Value Changes Create a Compelling Design!

Scraps cut into 5″ squares come together to create a striking quilt. It’s so simple to make and a wonderful way to use up leftovers in your stash.

Be mindful of values as you’re creating and arranging the half-square triangles and squares. While color can be important, in this quilt the overall design is created by value changes.

Create a Striking Quilt from Scraps

Neutrals are wonderful in this quilt or go with any color theme. Take a look at your stash and choose lights, darks, and middle values in colors that work well together.

Jolene Klassen from Blue Elephant Stitches explains how the quilt was made in the following article.

Click here for the “Scrap Quilt #2” article.

You’ll find instructions for the traditional method of making two half-square triangles at a time here.

If you start with 5″ squares (like Jolene did), the half-square triangle units will be a tad over 4 1/2″ square. Trim them to 4 1/2″, then cut the squares that run out to the corners the same size – 4 1/2″. Once the quilt is sewn together, the squares and half-square triangles will be 4″ square.

Refer to the photo of the quilt above when laying out your quilt. Jolene’s finished quilt is about 49″x 56″.


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