Friday, August 22, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler - Bouncing Betty

This is one of those blocks that would be great for using up extra HST block. Bonus triangles, binding triangles. There seem to be so many leftover triangles hanging around.
If you don't have a basket of HST blocks hanging around, you can make your own in two sizes.  Start with 3.5 inch strips of green and background and 2 inch strips in a contrasting color and background.  I chose blue because I just couldn't find a green that I liked.
Place the 3.5 inch strips right sides together and use the easy angle ruler to cut 2 units.  If you don't have 3.5 inch strips, you can also cut two squares 3 7/8 inches and cut them in half.  For just two blocks it is just as easy to do it this way.
Next place the 2 inch strips right sides together and use the easy angle ruler to cut 4 units.  You will also need 4 squares on background fabric, 2 inches each.
Sew all the HST units together, remove dog ears and press to the dark.  The small squares will be combined with the plain background fabric to make two adorable little four patches with the dark corners meeting in the middle.  Sew and press the four patches.
Next, put these four patches together with the larger HST blocks already sewn.  Sew these together as a four patch with the seams facing toward the green to reduce bulk.
Easy as can be, right?  Imagine a sea of scrappy little blocks together with a unifying color for the larger pieces.  Great stash busting scrap quilt.  

11 comments:

Kate said...

Another fun block.

Ellen said...

I really like this block and I agree that it would make a wonderful quilt. I just may have to make a quilt using it. I certainly have enough scraps ;) Such a fun name for a block!

Deb A said...

This would be a great scrappy quilt. Off to the sewing room finally this week to play!

Jo said...

Well done.. I still haven't got into this months colour. It's seems a bit hard for me this time....

Scrappy quilter said...

Great block. I love using HST's. So fun to work with

Sara said...

Such a cute block and made with such easy sections.

Barb said...

EASY!!

Barb said...

EASY!!

Alycia said...

That looks like a fun one!! May have to give it a try ;-)

Andee said...

I have a whole bunch of hst's this one will be fun!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I need to learn to use my easy angle ruler. So many great quilts with HST in them. Very hot here, so hopefully more time will be spent in the sewing room