Scrappy Boy Blue Squares

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I like the blue and white contrast. I used all sorts of prints, including Holiday, and some funky batiks that you would not think would work well but in the end, it all flowed together nicely, or so I think. Oh, and the border is paper pieced. I took those bargain brand writing tablets and cut the paper length-wise, so one sheet made two 4 1/4 by 11 inch strips. I taped them together until I had 4 looong strips [for each side of the quilt], and just began sewing scraps on the paper without measuring, or anything. I just made sure the fabric covered the paper. I trimmed the fabric to the strips' edges, and it was super easy to tear the paper off, since it was "bargain" paper - the perfect paper piecing tool! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just relax, have fun, and take your time. Don't overhink it. I certainly didn't. Easy, easy to put together and quilt.

What you will need

  • 100% Cotton quilting fabric for top
  • muslin backing
  • low-loft polyester batting.

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