Happy October 1st everyone! I’m not going to lie – I decided what the theme for October was this month around 7:30 am when we finished making donuts for my orchard. I quick whipped up a fun little tutorial and thought this is a perfectly fun way to use up those scraps!
For this months Scrap Quilt Challenge let’s see your circles! They can be pieced, fused, hand stitched – whatever you want – just use your scraps! All the specific rules of the challenge can be found by clicking HERE.
Scrappy Circle Block
Cut six blocks to 4.5″ square (I chose this number simply because that’s the biggest square I could get out of my smallest scrap).
Cut two squares to 4-3/8″ of Heat N Bond Lite.
On the wrongs side of two of the scrappy squares fuse a square of heat n bond lite. It should be just slightly smaller than your fabric square so you won’t have to worry about messing up your ironing board but still be careful!
Use an OLFA Rotary Circle Cutter to cut circles out of the two fused fabrics. The circles can be any size and they really don’t have to be in the middle of the fabric either. Just do what pleases you!
The coolest part about this is you can use both the circle you cut out of the fabric and the fabric you cut out the circle from to create your blocks. On your four remaining scrap fuse the two circles on and the two pieces left from what the circles were cut out of. You now have a great start on your circle quilt with these four fun circle themed blocks!
Other fun circle ideas:
You have a year to start-and-finish a scrap quilt comprised mostly of circle blocks. When you have a quilt finished (minimum size 45″ x 60″) link a picture below for a chance to win a prize. The deadline for the quilt linked entries is October 15, 2021.
Be sure to read through all the rules on the Scrap Quilt Challenge Page HERE before you get started.
If the idea of making a scrappy circle block quilt is making you panic please don’t! Each of these challenges are supposed to fun and inspiring and to help you use up those scraps! You DO NOT have to participate in each month! Just choose the months that make you inspired and happy!
LINK UP COMING SOON! I have to work out some details first – sorry for the delay!