Double 4 Patch - Baby Quilts

1.14.2020

When my box of goodies came in, I told myself I had to get some scraps of my own used before I cut into the new fabric. Out came all the 2" squares I already had cut up in my scrap bins. You can read about how I have my scraps precut to useable sizes HERE.  

I sewed them all together and tossed them into a bin. 


One by one, I sewed them together to create 4 patches. 


Next I added 3 ½" squares to the 4 patches. I took those sets and created a double 4 patch. These final squares measure 6 ½", so I could have added a 6 ½" square to them and eventually make a double-double 4 patch measuring at 12 ½". I love this kind of quilty math!! Maybe next time. 


I had enough to make one baby quilt at 42 ½" x 54 ½"...


and two more at 36 ½" x 42 ½"!


My 2" squares are mostly gone, but I still have a pile of 3 ½" left. I tried to make a dent, but like most quilters, I suspect, you can hardly tell I used any and yet, I have 3 baby quilts to show for it. They aren't fancy, but they are still cute! And I love this kind of mindless sewing. 


This one I made using left over princess fabric from a long time ago. Some little girl will be happy to have this quilt to call her own...


In my quilt closet, I have 5 baby quilts so far ready to be quilted and donated to Bridgehaven

My to-be-quilted pile is stacking up! 

Are you making any dents in your scraps? What are your favorite ways of using them up? 

6 comments:

  1. Love them! I love cutting fabric scraps into usable pieces. I also used to do the same thing with paper scraps when I was scrapbooking a lot.

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  2. Exactly what I am doing right now :)! You are so right in saying - 3 quilts, and yet hardly a dent in the scrap baskets. Love your cute scrappy quilts - someone will love to cuddle and drag these around. Comfort quilts!

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  3. Great idea. I don't cut 3 1/2 inch blocks often. Maybe I need to. I have been taming my scraps into 2 different scrap quilts. Just cutting still.

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  4. I just signed up for a scrappy challenge on IG (persimondreams). Every month there will be a different inspiration, and we can participate or pass. We have a year to finish the project...
    I grabbed my 2.5" squares and am making this month's challenge (9-patches) with low-volume centers. I'm thankful that I have a HUGE stash of squares pre-cut!

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  5. Try to use my scraps in an applique quilt, not even making a dent in them. lol! Love you have done thank you sew much for the idea. Love your quilts they are sew cute.
    Love and Hugs
    donna

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  6. your baby quilts are sooo cute. I have so many scraps.
    One day I will get started on them.
    I have a million billion tiny hsts in various boxes though. I need to go through them
    Thank you Amy for sharing your creativity

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