Friday, November 15, 2019

Turning Bits into Beauty

Last month, I shared some blocks I made from some scrappy leftovers a friend gifted me.
At the time, I was able to sew them into blocks but it wasn't until this month that I put the blocks together.  Are you ready to see this cute little finish!?


Here is a bit of back story.  I was gifted a bunch of trimmed off bonus triangles and some 1.5"ish strips from the side of some layer cake squares.


I quickly turned them into these fun 7" squares but due to other priorities, the project was hidden away so that I could finish some other items.


Once I had time to get the blocks back out, I sewed them up on point so that the strips on the sides of the block made a fun scrappy sashing.


That meant I had to sew a few more strips to the outer edge blocks which made sewing in the inset triangles a bit challenging.  Plus, some of my strips were not quite long enough.  

What to do?  I just trimmed those points right off and made it a design element!



I then added a small background border in Kona Shadow so the blocks float.  I bound it in an orange sketch print and quilted it with a panto called Popcorn.



I found a cute black and white print for the backing which looked like it belonged with this collection of fabric.



I used almost every bit of the leftovers that were given to me.  I spent very little time cutting anything - I used the pieces in the size they were given to me.  

Those little bits just wanted to be turned into a cute little quilt!





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25 comments:

  1. I like the way you used the sashing strips in this to break up the blocks - it turned out neat!

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  2. very nice use of somebody's castoffs...

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  3. What a great idea for me...as I have plenty of half square triangles to put right into a quilt like yours! Lovely!

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  4. So cute! It’s always fun to play with gifted scraps and sometimes the call to make something is enough to distract you from a current project. I think you said that happened here. I love the results and I really like how the sashing seems to frame the setting triangles.

    Wonderful quilt!

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  5. That is so pretty - love the orange, gray, and lime green together! I've been sewing with a little lime green this week, too - what a happy color! Lovely finish, Cyndy.

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  6. Excellent use of these little bits. They do make a cute little quilt. Congratulations for another wonderful finish. ;^)

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  7. What a great way to use those bits and pieces. The blocks look so much bettercset on point, great job!

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  8. And it feels SO good to move those bits out! Perfect.

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  9. awesome quilt and I appreciate the "thought process" to your adaptations. What size did this "little" quilt turn out to be, please?

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  10. Definitely a cute quilt and I love the chopped off points, adds interest!

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  11. Great colors! The on point layout and floating blocks is a great design element to extend the scraps. What size is the quilt? You rock!!

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  12. It's just soooo fun to work with someone else's blocks, isn't it? You weren't tired of any piece of it when it arrived, so it was a fresh, new fun thing to do. I think that comes through in the final piece. It's fresh, new and fun! :)

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  13. I love working with someone else’s scraps, too! You did a great job using them up! Love this little creation!

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  14. Turned out really cute! Love the quilting, Popcorn is one of my very favorite panto designs.

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  15. Very cute and love that you used them up.

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  16. How adorable! Just proves what we can do with scraps!

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  17. That's a great way to use up scraps. It looks great.

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  18. What a satisfying finish! No cutting, using up all the gifted scraps and ending up with a cute quilt. WIN/win/win! Love watching your creativity. :)

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  19. That’s a really cute finish!

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  20. That is a super great quilt - and a great use of those triangles!!!

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  21. I think this is brilliant!
    I hope I will remember this idea, because I often receive bags of HSTs from people and don't know what to do with them.
    Thanks for the inspiration, and congrats on a fabulous scrappy finish!

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  22. Love this little beauty. A perfect little finish and I am sure it is very satisfying to use up all of this little pesky triangles.

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  23. Very very pretty - and no cutting! what else could a quilter want!

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