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Scrappy Celebration, week 5

Scrappy Celebration, week 5

Written by: 
Lissa Alexander

Happy Monday,

APQ April 2023 Cover

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Welcome back to another installment of the Scrappy Celebration QAL.
This week we are making blocks G and H.

G is a big easy one perfect for any leftover scraps that are 2" squares from your other blocks. Have fun with it and scrap it up. You will be making 4 of this block.


Block H is a bit more fiddly. Anytime you have to cut a measurement having an 1/8" measurement it is really your first sign that accuracy is key and your scant seam alloawance will come in handy.

I really liked this block and used it have a high concentration of color broken up by bits of lights.  You will be making 5 of this block.

ct_scrappy QAL block H

Above are the fun yellows one from my first quilt.

ct_Scrappy QAL- wall week 5

I have been starting to layout my Minick and Simpson colorway on the wall. Block H is the one that is mainly light blue.

The past two weeks I have added some bonus blocks so my quilt layout will be different. If you want to make your quilt bigger than the original, make 4 of each of the bonus blocks and work them in. The quilt will then by 8 blocks across and 8 rows down. Or you can always make more of any of your favorite blocks. Adding one more row vertically will make your quilt 72 1/2" x 72 1/2" and you will need a bigger backing.

I completely forgot to mention that American Patchwork and Quilting has a Facebook group for QuiltAlongs.

Be sure and join, https://www.facebook.com/groups/400913427116580

Just in case you are joing us now, it is never too late.

Pattern Details

Finished quilt: 63-1/2×72-1/2″

 For this quilt, you’ll need the pattern from APQ and the following:

  • 1-1/8 yard total assorted pink prints
  • 2-3/4 yards total assorted white prints
  • 1/2 yard total assorted red and dark pink prints
  • 3/4 yard total assorted green prints
  • 1 yard total assorted orange prints
  • 1 yard total assorted blue prints
  • 7/8 yard total assorted yellow prints
  • 5/8 yard orange-and-white print (binding)
  • 4 yards backing fabric
  • 72×81″ batting

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 I and J blocks.

    Kuddos to those of you that have your quilts finished. I have loved seeing all the different versions.



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