Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Company is at it again with this “Scallop City” quilt. Not only is it incredibly creative and a different take on the clamshell quilt, but it’s not that hard to do!
Want to know how to do it? Here’s how.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Jenny uses some very bright fabrics to create her little scalloped doorways, but any fabric combo will work for this.
First, take your strips and cut off the selvage. Cut two 4.5″ strips, one 2.5″ strip, and one 1.25″ strip. Cut the 1.25″ strip in half to make two tiny squares.
For the “doorway,” take your solid background in a 2.5″ strip and cut a 2.5″ square out of it. Cut another 1.25″ strip out of that fabric and cut that into two squares.
Jenny says the majority of the work in this quilt is the cutting, and I have to agree. Stitching together the full block is pretty simple!
Take the two tiny squares of the patterned fabric and lay them next to one another, right sides down on the top half of the background fabric’s 2.5″ square.
Sew that together in a triangle formation as Jenny shows in the video below. Trim off the excess and press it out.
Attach that square to the green square, sew them right sides together, and press open. Stitch on your two strips with the same technique on either side, press, and add your background corners.
That’s your block! Stitch together a ton of them, and you’re done!
How will you make this quilt your own?