Friday, July 17, 2020

A Finish From Leftovers

I STILL can't share my shortcut quilt finish for the Fat Quarter Shop blog hop.  But I am going to share the little finish I made from the leftover fabric!

Any time I make a quilt design that has large "flip corners", I try and turn the bonus triangles into HSTs.  I had only ten approximately 4" little blocks to play with.

I decided to turn them into this fun little Christmas table topper.  It measures about 14" square.  I just had to dig through my holiday scraps and find an extra charm square to use framed as the center.  I then just did some crosshatch quilting to finish it up.

I was going to just put this away for a hostess gift for the holidays but I ended up gifting it already to cheer someone up who lives in a small place but loves to decorate for the holidays.

I even had a fat quarter of this cute tree print to put on the back.

Hopefully I will be able to share my big Christmas quilt soon.  The Fat Quarter Shop is still waiting for fabric to arrive for the kits.

Are you already planning your quilts for the holiday season?
Some of my longarm clients are already scheduling time on my frame for theirs.  It is hard to think about that already!

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cityquilter grace said...

cute and a win/win as it brightened somebody else's kind of you!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

A fun use for the bonus HSTs, and the quilting makes a really nice secondary design with the piecing. I'm not a huge holiday decorator myself, but now is definitely the time to start considering making gifts and items if wanted/needed. I'm sure the mini quilt brought joy to the recipient.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is cute as can be! Sounds like a sweet gift for someone special, too. I saved a bunch of those bonus triangles and made HSTs out of them, but now I can't seem to use them up! 🤣

Louise said...

Making a little gift for someone is the perfect use of extra HSTs. So sweet! :)

Barb Neiwert said...

It's so fun to surprise someone with a quilted gift. This is sure to brighten her Christmas season.

Quilter Kathy said...

So awesome that this little treasure has already brightened someone's life! I have a lot of little HSTs but can't seem to keep on top of them and get them into a finished product.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Super cute table topper, Cynthia (and a sweet gift, too!!)

Emily @ The Darling Dogwood said...

That backing fabric is super cute! Great use of bonus HSTs! I only save mine when they are a certain size, but lately they all seem to be big enough to keep playing with.

sewinglady said...

I have plenty of leftover scraps that I need to do something with. LOL

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