This block is so versatile and you can do many different designs by placing the blocks in a variety of ways. I’m looking forward to seeing how you use your scraps in this block!

(Follow this link to see my finished quilt using this block. I used orange scraps and called the quilt Orange Crush! )

Finished size: 12″x 12″  The large block is made up of four 6″ (finished) quadrants. These quadrants could be used on their own if a 12″ block is not desired.        

Materials Needed (For one 6″ quadrant)

  • (1) 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ rectangle
  • (1) 3-1/2″ square
  • (1) 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ rectangle
  • (2) 2-1/2″ squares
  • (2) 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ rectangles

(Accuquilt makes a 2-1/2″ square die that can cut up to 54 pieces at one time, and a 3-1/2″ square die that can cut up to 12 pieces at one time. )

Step One                                                                                                                                     Sew a 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ rectangle to a 2-1/2″ square. Make two. Press seams to the darkest fabric.


Step Two                                                                                                                                     Sew the 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ rectangle to the long side of one of the units made in Step One. Press seam to the rectangle.


Step Three                                                                                                                                  Sew the 3-1/2″ square to the rectangle side of the unit made in Step Two. Press seam to darkest fabric.


Step Four                                                                                                                                   Sew the 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ rectangle to the second unit made in Step One. Press seam to the rectangle.


Step Five                                                                                                                                       Sew the two sections together to make the 6-1/2″ quadrant. Trim & square if necessary.


If making a large block, lay out four quadrants in a design you like. Because this is a scrappy block, you can place the four sections in any way that looks good to you.


Sew the top two sections together, and the bottom two sections together. Then sew the top and bottom rows together to make the large block.


Ta-da! Now you’re ready to move on to the next block! Have fun busting those scraps. :)

A great Tutorial for making this block with scraps.