Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Scrappy Super Zig

    Another quilt I made for the Easy Scrappy Quilt Presentation coming up is Super Zig by It is a free pattern that uses pieces 4 1/2" x 8 1/2". However, I wanted to show how to use scraps, especially 5" wide strips cut from scraps. Once I cut the length I needed (3 pieces x 8 1/2" long- 25 1/2") from a 5" strip, I cut the width of the pieces to the required 4 1/2" so the remainder of the 5" wide strip could be cut into 5" squares making more precut squares for the next quilt. I will show them how to choose scraps that will read well together. If I had more time, I would have used scrappy creams and whites for the backgrounds.
Stacks of all cut scraps by color

Blocks pinned in place

Rows sewn 

All sewn


Mystic Quilter said...

Great scrappy quilt, and a quick one to stitch up.

Debbie said...

You are a running commentary on using up those scraps! This is great.

Sarah said...

Awesome quilt pattern! Great idea to cut 5" strips to make the leftovers more usable.