Here we go!! It’s Time to Cut The Scraps!!

This quilt works well with either a light or dark background.  For the light fabrics listed below, please use colors, pastels, pale greens, pinks, oranges, blues, etc. I’ve already been asked “What’s the difference between light and very light?”  My answer is after you have chosen your lights, separate them into light and very light.  And, sorry about the 2 5/8″ squares…….not a size I save either! I tried 2 1/2 and 2 3/4 and they just didn’t work.  I couldn’t figure it so you could just trim them down so I guess you’ll just have to trim to start with.  But you have lots of time and the clues will begin before you know it!  The first clue will be given on January 12, 2016 at 7 pm EST.

Scrappy Stars Around The Corner
A Quilt from Scrapitude Quilts
“Scraps with Attitude”
Designed by Charlotte Hawkes

Overall center size with no borders: approx. 80 x 99 inches
For the Confident Beginner to Intermediate Quilter

Fabric and cutting requirements:
Instructions include the use of the Easy Angle tool for cutting HST if desired.

Assorted Medium to Dark Scraps

31 – 2 ½”squares
80 – 2 5/8” squares
9 – 2 7/8” squares cut on the diagonal
94 – 3 ½” squares
98 – 3 7/8” squares cut on the diagonal OR   196 – 3 1/2″ HST using Easy Angle tool
150 – 4 ¼” squares cut on both diagonals

Assorted Very Light to Light Colored Scraps

80 – 2 5/8” squares
40 – 3 7/8” squares cut on the diagonal OR 80 – 3 1/2″ HST using Easy Angle tool
22 – 4 ¼” squares cut on both diagonals

Assorted Light to Medium Colored Scraps

31 – 3 7/8” squares cut on the diagonal OR 62 – 3 1/2″ HST using Easy Angle tool

Background – 2 ¾ yds.

80 – 3 ½” squares
40 – 4 ¼” squares cut on both diagonals
80 – 2 ½ x 12 ½” strips for sashing

Border, Binding, Backing and Batting as desired

© 2015 Charlotte Hawkes. All rights reserved. Written permission is required to copy and/or distribute copies of this pattern whether or not you profit from it.

I welcome your enthusiasm and publicity but Please do not share these clues on Facebook. Please feel free to direct others to this website for the information and clues. Thank You.

6 Comments
  • Colleen
    September 10, 2015

    Yay! I’m so excited to do another of your mystery quilts! I loved last years! And this one starts on my birthday! What’s not to love!!

  • Maryruth W
    September 12, 2015

    Charlotte, I’ve started raiding my stash. I’m picking pastel “sherbert” colors for the very light to light pieces, but I’m a little concerned they won’t separate visually from the cream colored background. Do you think there’s going to be a problem getting enough contrast?

    • Charlotte Hawkes
      September 12, 2015

      Hi Maryruth,
      It won’t be a problem. Sherbet colors will be great!
      Happy quilting,
      Charlotte

  • Lois
    January 2, 2016

    Charlotte, I want to make the quilt half of the planned size. I’ve taken a look and see that if I divide the required number of the 31 cuts and the 9 cuts I cannot do that. I would be willing to make it slightly smaller or slightly larger than half of your planned pattern size. Can you recommend whether that is feasible for the overall pattern of this MQ, and still have it look well-planned? If so, please, what might you suggest are the number of squares to add or remove from the plan? If it just isn’t going to work out I need to know in advance. Thank you.

    • Charlotte Hawkes
      January 4, 2016

      Hi Lois,
      This quilt will easily work in a smaller size. However, at this point I’m not sure how I would be able tell you what to do and not give away some of the mystery. I guess I would just suggest cutting as you go and I will try to remember to give you some idea of how many parts you need to make. Or, as the clues are given, just make a few and then when it’s time to assemble them, you can make more to complete what you need. I hope that helps to answer your question.
      Happy Quilting!
      Charlotte

      • Lois
        January 4, 2016

        Thank you, Charlotte.

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