Another BMQG BOM

I have been having a lot of fun working with my scraps of fabric and have another tutorial to share.

This block is 8″ finished (8 1/2″ unfinished).

You can use leftover scraps and strips to make this block. At a minimum you will need scraps in various shades of blue, or whichever color(s) you would like to use, that are at least 5″ on one side and various sizes on the other that are between 1 1/2″ and 2 1/2″ (a little larger or smaller is fine).  You will need enough of these scraps so that when sewn together you will have a fabric panel that is at least 5″ x  9″.

You will also need a strip of white or light solid fabric that is 1 1/2″ wide and 34″ long. Cut this strip into 4 pieces that are each 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.

And, you will need a piece of solid fabric (red) that is 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.

TIP: Because the strips are so narrow it is more difficult to keep everything accurate, so I cut my strips just a little bit wider.  Just a smidgen wider, maybe less than 1/16″.  You can trim the completed block to the correct size if necessary.

Start by sewing the scraps together on the long edge. Continue piecing until you have a panel of fabric that is at least 9″ long and at least 5″ wide.  From this panel of fabric cut a 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece and a 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece.

Here is a picture of a larger panel which is about 9″ x 14″.  The leftover fabric was used for another block.

  

Arrange your pieces in the order you prefer and sew them together.

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Here is the other blue block that I made along with some others in different colors. Notice the strips are arranged various ways.

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