Dig Into Your Scraps for This Pretty Block

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There Are so Many Ways It Can be Used!

This beautiful block is perfect for using up 2 1/2″ squares, and there’s so much you can do with it. Plus, it’s quite easy to construct.

Finish off the oversized block for a small wall quilt or table mat. String three together for a lovely table runner. Sew four into a square for a baby quilt or keep going and make a larger quilt.

Scrappy Cross Roads Block Tutorial

The block on a design board, showing how it might look with binding.

Or, as Lori says in this article:

One block would be a super cute pillow…
3 blocks would make a 16″ x 48″  table runner
9 blocks would make a 48″ square table topper
12 blocks would be an awesome crib quilt
48″ x 64″ (3 x 4 setting)
20 blocks would be a great lap, wall or twin bed quilt
64″ x 80″ (4 x 5 setting)
and 36 blocks would be a gorgeous 
queen size quilt finishing at 96″ x 96″ 
(6 x 6 setting)
 Scrappy Cross Roads Block Tutorial

Learn more about this version here.

If you’ve been stashing away leftovers cut into 2 1/2″ or 5″ squares (cut into 4), you’re all ready to go. Put together a nice combination and choose a solid accent color to tie them together.

Scrappy Cross Roads Block Tutorial

Block segments are displayed on a design board.

The instructions, by Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet, have been simplified for easy and accurate results. We think you’ll love how nicely the block goes together.

Scrappy Cross Roads Block Tutorial

Two blocks together on a design board (right side) showing the design that emerges when blocks are combined.

Scrappy Cross Roads Block Tutorial

One block with narrow borders made into a table topper by Tammy Donegan.

The finished block is 16″ square.

Click here for the free “Scrappy Cross Roads Block” tutorial.


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