Monday, July 28, 2014

Making Sand...wiches!

From fabric hamburger....


to rainbow sandwiches.....




to Scrappy Sandwich blocks!


The scrappy strips are 

10 and 1/2 " in length and 3 and 1/2" wide....

with 1 and 1/2" strips added to either side,


based on a tutorial seen here.

I finger pressed across the centre...

You will need 80 of these to make a decent size quilt

lined up my ruler at either end,

marking each point if required.


and cut triangles off each corner.

(I'm using these for another fun project!)


The distance across the top of the white strip 

should now measure 5"


The solid contrast is cut next.

I used about a yard and a quarter of this fabric

Cut 4 and 1/2" squares of 'sandy' coloured solid 

and cross cut them....


and attach the bias edge to either side of the white strips....


Press carefully quare this piece off to measure

7 and 3/8 inches 



Joining four together gives the block I call....



Scrappy 'Sand'wiches!

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial.

Happy sewing!

SUZ


45 comments:

Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts said...

Delicious! You could make a lot of fun designs with that block, thanks Suz!

Lorna McMahon said...

What a sweet block! I love your scrappy sandwiches. The piecing in your tutorial sure makes those rainbow bits pop! Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

Great block and lovely clear tutorial :-)

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Oh that looks like fun! Thanks for the tutorial :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

These blocks are going to make a wonderful quilt! A very stylish way to use up your scraps!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

This is a beautiful block and a great tute :)

Stacy Olson said...

Fun! Thanks for the tutorial!

JCJ said...

Beautiful Susan! The bright colours are lovely and work really nice with the tan background.

Paula said...

Love love love!!! Like little windows!!

SuzyMcQ said...

I absolutely love this! Could you please clarify the width of the strips that you add to the sandwiches? Is it really 1/5"?

Carla said...

Your piecing is so perfect, Susan! I love this block, you know. I'm looking forward to see what you are building there, missy!

Carla said...

Awesome blocks : ) Scrap happy

Vicki said...

These are such cute blocks! I love this tut. Makes me hungry for a new project!

Afton Warrick said...

Great tutorial. Thank you.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, I love your block! Thank you for the tutorial.

Karen said...

These look wonderful! Great way to use up scraps. Lovely idea.

DeborahGun said...

so pretty, but they look like a lot of work!

Mary said...

I missed this! The other day! What a great tutorial! Thanks 😊 these blocks look so good....will make a bright, cheery quilt!

Melissa P said...

Such fun scrappy "sandwiches"! And no calories at all.

Lynda said...

I love these blocks. Have been looking for a new scrappy project for a while and this might be it!

SIMPLESEW said...

so very inspiring.. I love it, color and more color. I am so crazy for color........going to Pinned this one. Thank you

fanfan said...
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fanfan said...

merci pour ce tutorial, je crois que je vais faire moi aussi un coussin !

Françoise B

Marg said...

I love your blocks, thanks for the tutorial.

Seams Sew Together said...

Love your scrappy Sandwiched Blocks so adorable might have to have a go at these.

FlourishingPalms said...

It's great! Love the looks of this. I made a quilt very similar, but the scrappy part inside was just wonky-sewn scraps, made the stitch-and-flip way. Same concept as yours, which turned out just darling. Do you have plans for this quilt?

Leanne said...

This is a lovely block, thank you for the tutorial!

Diane Warburton said...

Rather gorgeous :-)

momalot said...

Awesome!

Becky said...

You wrote add 1/5" (white) strips added to either side. Did you mean 1/2" or 1"?

Susan Snooks said...

Ooop! Becky, you are a no-reply blogger so my answer is here- the measurement should read 1.5" ( one and a half inches) . I will go back and change it!
Susan

Katherine said...

Great block idea - especially for scraps. So clever! Thanks for the tutorial, Susan.

Debbie said...

This quilt warms my scrappy little heart!!! Fabulous!

SIMPLESEW said...

I did thank you..

Unknown said...

I Love these! Thanks for the timely post for my sewing room clear out which left me with boxes of colour sorted scraps to finally bring together! This will make me and my scraps very happy I think!

Rose Braun said...

This is great, I need to give this a try. Thanks!

Shirley said...

I love your quilt! And your tutorial is very easy to follow and understand. Thank you!

We're inspired said...
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Susan Snooks said...

It would depend on how many blocks you are making. You need 4 x 4.5" squares for each complete block shown in last picture.

Wonky Girl said...

Saw your quilt photo on Face Book, followed links here. I like your version with white strips the best. Tan somehow pulls it together. Now i must go cut some hamburger from scraps ! Thank you for sharing.

margburnoak said...

Thank you for sharing this awesome scrap quilt block pattern, Susan Snooks! I have the perfect reason for making this quilt: a family member is recovering from a serious illness, & would just love it! Can't wait to get started!

Marcia Craft said...

I LOVE this pattern!!! I have plenty of scraps so putting it on my bucket list at the TOP!!!

Debidoesnt said...

This is a fabulous block!

Jeneta said...

I know that you posted this years ago, but I have recently discovered your scrappy sandwich blocks and am enjoying making my own!

Unknown said...

thank you so much for this what a fab quilt I m looking for quilt to gift at my niwcws weding and think Ive just found it x

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