Scrappy Scorpio

Today I’d like to share with you the scrappy version of my latest pattern, Scorpio!

Here it is lying on my guest bed, waiting to be quilted! 🙂

After I finished the first sample of Scorpio, I knew I wanted to make another one! 🙂 And I was thinking of ways to change the look a little bit. Then I found 5″ samplers of a bunch of solids in my stash and started my little experiment!

I cut the 5″ samplers up into 2.5″ squares. Altogether, I had 240 squares! That sounds like a lot, doesn’t it?

Then I started putting the squares together. I made patches that matched the size of fabric the pattern calls for. For example, when the pattern asked for a 6.5″ x 4.5″ rectangle, I sewed up six squares like this:

Randomizing the color placement while maintaining the balance of colors within each patch was probably the hardest part. But it was also a lot of fun!

Note that if you’d like to make a scrappy Scorpio with square border blocks, you’ll need more than 240 squares, since you’ll need a few more for the borders.

Another idea I have for Scorpio is to fussy cut fabric for the larger blocks. I haven’t had the chance to test this idea yet, but maybe you will! And if you do, I’d love to see it! So, don’t forget to share your Scorpio quilts on Instagram using #papatyadesigns and #scorpioquilt!

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