If you have been following my blog long, you know I love the challenge of taking orphan blocks and making them into something fun. I thought I would share two finished baby quilts I made from pieces that were headed to the trash bin.
A friend of mine brought me this lovely piece to be quilted up. The pattern is Northern Lights by Jaybird Quilts and it is done in beautiful Kona Solids.
(The straight line quilting is actually done in 5 different colors of thread.)
As she was piecing up the top, she decided the quilt was getting too long and ended up not sewing on the last two pieced strips.
When she brought me the quilt, she gave me these little beauties.
Easiest quilt ever....I simply ripped out one seam on each strip and attached the strips to an older Alexander Henry fabric I had in my stash.
Is this not the most adorable fabric!?
I think the fabric is called "Just Hangin".
My friend also made this quilt using the Ballerina pattern by Jaybird Quilts.
Once again the quilt top was too long but this time a rotary cutter was used to take a few rows off the bottom.
This added a bit of a challenge as once I took a seam ripper to the strips, the triangles were missing big hunks out of the corners.
...but I love a challenge!
With a lot of creativity and a little
I think the only fabric that came from my stash was two of the side triangles and the 4 strips of sashing. Everything else was salvaged.
And because yellow and black always make me think of bumblebees, I ended up having a little fun with the backing.
So I am off to a good start this year in my goal of finishing up some projects. The yellow and black quilt I had as my January goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes over at Sew Bitter Sweet Designs.
I will be celebrating this finish with others at Can I get a Whoop? Whoop? over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, TGIFF, LAFF at Richard and Tanya Quilts, Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, Show off Saturday at Sew Can She and A Stitch in Time at Such a Sew and Sew.