The quilt I am sharing today, all started with a baggie of bonus triangles in a bag of scraps from a friend.
It doesn't take much to get me started on a new quilt!
For months, I collected leftover charm squares, scraps and leftover layer cake pieces to go with those triangles. I even snagged a few orphaned 4 patches from a friend's scrap bin. Once I thought I had enough for a quilt, I was ready to begin.
First, I had to decide how to use all those triangles. Because I had so many charm squares, I decided to trim them to size so the pieces made these cute little bear paw blocks.
Here is a little trick I use when I am putting blocks together for a leader/ender project. I pin all the pieces for a block together with a safety pin. Then I can just grab them from a pile and sew the block.
I don't normally work with tiny pieces like this so it took me a long time to get all the blocks sewn. I decided to sew the blocks together into a 4 patch with a skinny red sashing.
Soon I finished all the blocks and I had a quilt top in no time. I decided to sash the bigger blocks out with a medium gray solid. For the border, I pieced the orphaned four patches, the last of the charm squares and layercake pieces and some more of the sashing fabric. After sewing the quilt top, I had just two scraps of fabric left!
I really like how the gray and the red bindings work together.
A light gray print from my stash was used for the backing.
For the quilting, I decided to play around with a swirl variation. It really shows up great on the back.
It finished out at 52" square. Not bad for just a bunch of leftover bits and pieces.
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