Monday, September 1, 2014

Quilt Block Tutorial–The Scrappy Susannah

Today I'm sharing with you a fun, scrappy block called Scrappy Susannah.  This block is a fantastic way to use up some scraps since all of the needed squares are either 3.5” or 4.25”.  Here’s the tutorial!

**edited to add:  A printable version of these instructions is now available here as a PDF!**

Scrappy Susannah Quilt Block tutorial 1a

For one (12.5") block you’ll need:
  • 8 (3.5”) print squares
  • 4 (3.5”) white or background squares
  • 2 (4.25”) print squares
  • 2 (4.25”) white or background squares

block tutorial 1


1.  On the two (4.25”) white squares, draw a diagonal line or fold in half and finger press.

block tutorial 2


2.  Place each 4.25” white square right sides together with a 4.25” print square.  
Sew about 1/4” on both sides of the drawn line.

block tutorial 3


3.  Cut along the drawn line to make two half square triangles (HST).


block tutorial 4


4.  Open HSTs, press and trim each HST to be 3.5”


block tutorial 5


5.  Layout squares as shown.

block tutorial 6


6.  Using a 1/4” seam, sew squares into rows.  Press each row.
(I prefer to press seams open at this point)

block tutorial 7


7.  Sew rows together, matching seams, and press block.
Block should measure 12.5”

block tutorial 8



And there you have it!  Pretty easy, right?  
If you'd like to print out this tutorial for easy reference later, you can find a free downloadable PDF here.

If you make a Scrappy Susannah block I'd love to see it!  Tag me on Instagram (@abrightcorner) or Facebook.  Be sure to use the hashtag #scrappysusannahblock so we can all see what you've created!


12 comments:

  1. I really like the look of this block in the monochromatic scraps!

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  2. This is such a fun block - thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

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  3. Thanks for the lovely tutorial on this block! It will be on my "to do " list now!
    Susie

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  4. Really good blogs are not "running the streets", but here I found today what I have been looking for.


    Cheers

    Block Printed Quilts

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  5. Is there a picture of a completed quilt using this block anywhere?
    Thanx!

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    1. Hi Sally - I just wrote a blog post showing some different options using this block. You can see it here:
      http://www.abrightcorner.com/2014/11/scrappy-susannah-quilt-tops.html

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  6. I really enjoy the scrappy version of this quilt a lot rather than the other versions. Also the brighter colors seem to make it stand out better too. Thanks for sending. REally a good design.

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  7. Love this block! Thank you for sharing. I'm going back through your blog posts over the last few months. You've been a busy girl and made some gorgeous quilts!

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  8. Interested to see what several together look like!

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  9. Thank you for sharing! I'm using your block for Kat's Covered In Love Quilt Block Drive!

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  10. Wow! I just found your easy block and I am excited to make it. I too found this block through Kat's Covered In Love Block Drive.

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