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Scrappy Celebration QAL- week 6

Scrappy Celebration QAL- week 6

Written by: 
Lissa Alexander

Happy Quilt Along Monday!

Those of you that are doing the Scrappy Celebration QAl should be jumping up and down with this week's blocks, I and J. Both are big pieces and easy piecing.

ct_Scrappy Celebration Block I

You may notice that many of the fabrics in the circle behind my block picture are disappearing. As I make more and more blocks, I am running out of fabrics. There are very few reds even left in the stack. This is also a reminder to me that I need to buy more reds. I have not used up all the reds in my stash but generally when I pull fabrics and work from a circle like this I have included some of my favs. I always include tons of light so I have choices and put away any I dont end up using.


I love making  nine patches so I thought would share a trick to strip piece matching 9- patches.

SC QAL nine patch

When sewing your strips together, cut a section of the light fabric off. If using the full 44" lenghth, cut off 1/3 of the strip. The strips shown above were of various lengths.

Strip piece 1 dark and 1 light. Add the light strip to the dark side and continue sewing the additional dark strip to the other light side. 

SC QAL nine patch 2

Subcut strips the same measurement as your strip sets. The picture shown above makes 2 full 9 patches with a little leftover.

sc QAL nine patch 3

This method is best when making all matching 9-patches and helps with the math making sure you have the right qty of sections. I like to scrap it up and still use this method but just keep adding different fabrics as I go along. Try it out sometime.

ct_Mona Tyler SC QAL

I am having so much fun seeing all the quilts in the American Patchwork and Quilting QAL facebook group. How fun is this version from @monatyler.


I love this classic warm color combination by Darlene Buck.

Just in case you are just joining us.

All of the following info is available here also.

Get the Quilt-Along Pattern

  • This quilt is featured in the April 2023 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, on newsstands or at your favorite retailer NOW. (You can buy the magazine online here.)
  • Purchase the individual quilt pattern as a PDF download or as a printed pattern to be shipped to you.
  • Buy a digital issue of the April 2023 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting on Zinio.com starting February 3 (for our international friends).
  • Quilt-Along Schedule

    The quilt-along runs from February 20-April 16. While there is a recommended sewing schedule (see below), you can also sew at your own pace!

    QAL scheldule

    Be sure and visit our friends at American Patchwork and Quilting each Monday as they share about the QAL and more detials on thier 30th anniversary.

    If you’re posting on Instagram, use the hashtag #APQQuiltalong  and #scrappycelebrationQAL to share your progress

    See you next week with blocks K, L, M blocks and also talking about quilting your project.



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