About a year ago, when a friend brought me her granddaughter's quilt to quilt on my longarm, she also gave me a bag of leftover scraps and fabrics from the quilt. She knows I do a lot of donation quilts and thought I could make something out of it. At the time I had too many things going on so the project went into a drawer with the intent to work on it "soon".
Well, "soon" finally came this week and after a bit of digging, I located the bag. Along with quite a few yards of fabric, there were big stacks of already sewn HSTs. (Hurray!) The bigger ones were all trimmed up but the tiny ones needed some trimming if I was going to use them.
I decided to throw the bigger blocks up on my design wall to see what I had. How's that for perfect - there were exactly enough for this layout. It wasn't quite as big as I was wanting so I decided to trim down the smaller HST's to 1.5".
I used them all and created this fun sawtooth inner border treatment.
Some of the yardage was then used for an outer border. Because this quilt came together so quickly, I kept the momentum going and loaded it up on my machine and quickly finished it.
There was even enough of the gifted yardage for the backing.
I quilted in a wavy quilt pattern that I thought looked a bit like tiger stripes. I used a black thread and was really pleased with how the whole project turned out. I still have quite a bit of fabric left over so there will be another quilt in my future.
Thanks to the huge generosity of my friend, I have another quilt ready to be sent off to Bags of Love as part of the 100 Quilts for Kids event hosted by Quilts in the Queue.
And I am pleased with myself that I made working on this quilt part of my 3rd quarter Finish Along goals (hosted by The Littlest Thistle). It sure feels good to get it finished up!
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