Wednesday, March 16, 2022

More Play with Leftover Stripsets

 I continue to work on making some baby quilts for one of my quilt buyers.

She plans on donating them so I want to keep the costs down as much as possible.

I thought I would dig through my orphan blocks and pull a few more leftover strip sets.  The ones I used on these blocks were actually really odd shaped (sorry, no photos).  They were improv pieced and a circle was cut from them.  I decided I could still make them work by cutting away the curvy parts and ending up with a triangle.  I found some older stash pieces and sewed the corners to a 9" square of fabric.

I spent the evening playing with layouts.

I decided I like this one the best.

(sorry about the nighttime photos - it looks far better in person!)

Another way I save money on my quilting is to buy backing fabrics when I see a great sale.  This week, Connecting Threads is having on of their 20% sitewide sales.  Use the promocode LOVE2QUILT and get an additional 20% off your cart.  I stocked up on 4 yard cuts out of their sale section for future scrap quilts.  As soon as my box arrives, I will share what I bought.

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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

It's inspiring that you save so many scraps and put them to such great use!

Kris said...

oh boy how you are able to come up with such fun designs with your scraps is amazing!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's a great idea for using up those strip sets! Pretty colors, too. I should remember to start with a square that's at least 9 inches - it gives you morelength and width without a lot more piecing!

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