Friday, August 30, 2019

Leftover Strip Set Finish

I am ready to share my first finish from my orphan block suit case.  This one really isn't made from orphan blocks - rather it is made using the last unused pieces of some leftover strip piecing.  



I save these last little bits and usually try to make 4 patches from them.  I think I have used most of these pieces that were big enough to yield a true four patch - now I mostly had rather small leftovers.  So this time, I decided to just pair them up and sew them as is.



And this is what I ended up doing with them!
Kinda cute, huh!


Because my strip sets created all different lengths of blocks, I cut all the bigger ones to 5" x 4.5" and ran them down the center.  The other blocks I trimmed to 4" x 4".

For the background I used a one yard piece of a white fabric with a tiny blue dot - it was just enough fabric for the top and the binding.



 To match the irregular sized piecing, I quilted it with vertical irregularly spaced lines.



I found a fun blue fabric for the backing.  
It was just the right size so I knew it was the perfect choice!

I have the second orphan block quilt top finished and I just need to quilt it up.
I really enjoy playing with all of these little bits!





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23 comments:

Ellie said...

Great finish!

Pat said...

I love how you use every bit of fabric. I love how you mix and match not only textures and colors but also block sizes! and your quilts always look GREAT!

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

I like how the angle where the sets of two meet are consistent throughout the top. (Is that weird thing to say?!) It provides a sense of cohesion to the design. And that polka-dot background fabric? Brilliant!

JanineMarie said...

This is so cool. Now you will have the rest of us trying to “make” these kinds of scraps to reproduce the design. Tee hee!

tubakk said...

I love your cool quilt. Thanks for great inspiration.

Sue SA said...

Thats a great quilt, love it!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a fun design! I saw the same thing as Michelle - that angle going the same direction through all of your blocks is a great detail. And I love the polka dot background fabric, too!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Another fun, FAST finish, Cynthia... congratulations on putting those random bits to work in a quilt!!

karenbbsnow said...

Ooooohh, so cute!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh that is so great!!! and the pope of color are perfect!!

Sandy Panagos said...

Not kind of cute ... very cute! Turned out great.

Jayne said...

I did not expect this! But I love it! You are full of surprises!

Louise said...

Very cute finish! I love those wonky little four patches. Trimming them up to squares and rectangles lets the angled junctions really sparkle :)

Debra Campbell said...

I love how those wonky 4-patches turned out. I'm going to keep them in mind for using up my strip ends. Thanks for sharing!

Frog Quilter said...

Good to the last bit, spoken like a true quilter. Your bits are beautiful and will provide a comfort to someone.

Michelle said...

Awesome quilt! Cool that you could use up scraps that way.

Shasta Matova said...

What a great way to use up those little bits! Beautiful!

Cathy said...

That sure turned out cute! What a great way to use those scraps.

Barb N said...

Loving the layout and the overall feel of this quilt. Fun to add a little wonky-ness to our lives!

Melanie said...

I love this wonky but also very planned (same angle) four patch. Great design! Enjoy your finish xo Melanie

www.mellmeyer.de

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It looks great. I have to make a serious effort to start using my scraps.

Emily said...

What a great way to use up those end pieces! I love it!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I love how the angles add energy to the look.

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