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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24 comments:

  1. 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!

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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!

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  4. I love your cool quilt. Thanks for great inspiration.

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  5. Thats a great quilt, love it!

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  6. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  12. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    www.mellmeyer.de

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

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

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  21. I love how the angles add energy to the look.

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  22. Fantastic job on all of your Orphan block quilt. Thanks for inspiring me :)

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