Saturday, June 30, 2012

Poverty Piecing Purple

I have done most of the purple blocks I needed for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts. I have put together some Poverty Piecing with my purples this week. I am not sure what I will use it for but it is the start of something. I did use some for the pray flag I made earlier in the month. To see what other purple people are doing go see Soscrappy`s linky page.

I thought I would show you how I put some of the piecing together.

I start by sorting some bits that are the same size.

These triangles are mostly from the ends of bindings when I join the strips.

Many are sewn together.

Again I join the ones that are about the same size.

Here the top row has four units and the bottom has three but they are about the same length and can be sewn together. I have chosen to add a strip between the rows.

Planning what units can go together again.

I got this to fit together but will need to trim the top right corner a bit.

Here are two larger halves ready to go together.

I hope you have enjoyed my show and tell about Poverty Piecing.


  1. What a great way to use up scraps. Wouldn't a bunch of those blocks look great separated by a light sashing? I think I might have to do this! Thanks for the idea, and I love your blog.


  2. Almost like putting a puzzle together. Cool idea.

  3. Love it! A great way to use up all the little bits!

  4. Nice use of scraps, I haven't heard the term Poverty Piecing before, thanks for the tutorial.

  5. You call it poverty piecing, I call it improv! Lovely block. Funnily enough, I too was going to do a "how I do it" post but changed my mind. (dropped by from SoScrappy's Rainbow Challenge)

  6. Great way to use up all of the smaller bits and pieces!

  7. What a fun process! And all it takes is a few scraps and some daring. :-)

  8. Thank you for a great tut on how you do this type of block :) And I noticed the joining strip fabric :)) The one in my little house block, lol.. Some wonderful fabrics in your poverty/improv block.