Monday, September 28, 2015

Scrappy X Block Tutorial

Hey guys!  I know it's been awhile...  Life has been crazy!  But I've miss you!  

Last spring, I did some sewing for Lecien Fabrics. They've been releasing some good stuff lately including a some awesome basics. 

Here's what I made using their L Modern Basics.  I call it "Scrappy X Quilt".  

Here's a tutorial on how to make these block. 

You will need 5" squares and strips = anywhere from 1.5" - 2" wide & 9" - 10" long. 

You will need 4 different 5" squares to start. With (4) - 5" charms - you will end up with 4 scrappy blocks. 

(If you want to make a baby quilt = 35" X 35" (7 X 7), you will need 49 squares.)

Begin by cutting your charms diagonally. 

Your strips need to be a little longer than the diagonal length.  Mine equaled around 9". 

Sew together and the grab a different half square triangle (HST) and sew it to the other side of the strip. 

Once you sew it, give it a good press.  Afterwards, it should look like this.

Cut it diagonally again. 

Now, make another Scrappy X block using different fabrics. Once you're done, cut it diagonally like you did previously.  Gather one side from each block to make a new block.  Your triangles should be 4 different fabrics. 

Sew and press. You don't have to sew it to make a perfect "X" unless you want to. I made mine slightly off because I prefer that look.  

Trim your block to equal 5.5".  

That's it!  You're finished. 

Here's how 4 blocks look together.  

Note:  You can make these any size you want. You don't need to use 5" squares. You can use 6", 7", 9", 12" or whatever you want. As long as your strip is 1.5" or wider, you are adding to your square. When you use strips that are less than 1.5" wide, it will make the square smaller.  

Here's a pillow that I'm working on.  I used my walking foot to create wavy lines. Hopefully, it will be done soon. ;)

If you decide to make one, please use hashtag #scrappyxblock. I'd love to see it!  

Enjoy and Happy Sewing!  



  1. Hi Sunny (Jenn) I've missed your posts too!
    Thank you so much for the Antique Tiles block tutorial...I've recently won a bundle of solid fat quarters and this is the perfect pattern for me. (Bit of a rookie quilter)


    1. Thank you! Just know that everyone was a rookie at one point. 😃