happy scrappy quilt along month 5

finished happy scrappy

For this month’s block you will need 3 different fabrics and a background fabric (we use cream in our example). It’s a beautiful design that leaves room for exploration of colour and has some slightly more technical details than last months.

See notes for this QAL at the end of this post

Missed the start? 

Month 1 visible here.

Month 2 visible here.

Month 3 visible here. 

Month 4 visible here. 

step 1 cutting out

For the corner arrow blocks:

  • 4 x 3.5” squares in lime green 
  • 4 x 3.5” squares in cream
  • 4 x 2.5” squares in pink
  • 4 x 2.5″ squares in cream

For the ‘house’ blocks:

  • 4 x 4.5” squares in blue
  • 8 x 2.5” squares in cream

For the middle:

  • 1 x 4.5” square in pink
quilt along cutting out

Step 2 half square triangles

After cutting, make 8 half square triangle units from the lime green and cream 3.5” squares. 

(For the method please see the instructions in Month 1) 

Trim to 2.5” square. 

Next you will need to sew a pink 2.5” square to 4 of the HSTs. 

You’ll also to need to sew a cream 2.5” square to the other 4 making sure they are correctly orientated (see photo on right). 

Press seam allowance towards the squares. 

half square triangle month 5

Sew one of each of these units together as displayed in the photo on the right. 

These are the corner blocks. You should have four in total. 

Step 4 making the 'house' blocks

house block happy scrappy

To make the ‘house’ blocks take a 2.5” cream square and place it right sides together (RST) in the top right hand corner of a blue square. 

Draw a diagonal line across the middle of the cream square and sew along the line. Your line should go from the top left corner of the cream square to the bottom right corner.

house block happy scrappy

Next you will need to cut the corner off using a rotary cutter leaving a ¼” seam.

Press your seam towards the triangle. 

making house blocks happy scrappy

Take another 2.5” cream square and place it right sides together in the top left hand corner of the same blue square. 

Draw a diagonal line across the cream square and sew along the line. This line should go from the top right of the cream square to the bottom left. 

house squares happy scrappy

Cut the corner off leaving a ¼” seam. 

Then press your seam toward the triangle. You should have ¼” of cream above the point of your house.

Repeat with the other blue squares, you should now have 4 ‘house’ blocks.

step 5 piecing

Lay out the units as shown and watch your design come to life.

Sew the units together into rows. Press the seams on each row in alternate directions.

Then sew the rows together and you’re done!

(not forgetting another quick press)

For a downloadable pdf copy click here

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finished happy scrappy

feeling happy to share?

If you have enjoyed month 5 of our Happy Scrappy Quilt Along for 2022 why not show us your block? Tag us on Instagram of Facebook using the tag @madeandmaking or drop us an email with a picture of your block. 

happy scrappy qal notes

When cutting don’t forget to consider the direction of the print on your fabric if this is important to you.

All seams are sewn using a quarter inch presser foot.

A good stitch length to use is 1.8 – 2 unless otherwise stated.

As a rule all seams should be pressed towards the darkest fabric unless otherwise advised. To reduce bulky seams seam allowances can be pressed open (butterly pressed)

All blocks are 12.5″ unfinished and 12″ finished

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