These were all the bits and pieces that were leftover from my Long Time Gone quilt. I set myself a challenge to make a quilt top using as many of these little scraps as I could.
After unboxing, this is what I had to work with:
There were lots and lots of triangle units in various sizes. I turned some of them into Monkey Wrench style blocks.
Some were made into churn dash blocks, and hourglass blocks:
and some were turned into pinwheels:
If I needed a few more half square triangles, there were a couple of Snowball blocks that I cut down like this, to create 4 matching triangle squares:
There was a short stack of Flying Geese blocks that I also trimmed down and re-sewed into sort of funky flowers:
Then there was this awesome little strip of tiny pieces that I couldn't imagine what I was thinking when I made them:
So, of course I made some more! And then used them to surround some Square in a Square blocks:
Hang in there, I promise you there is a quilt to show in the end!
I arranged what bits I had so far on my design board:
and started playing around with placement, adding in a few other found bits like the little House block and a few 9 patches. Then I filled out the empty spaces with some Log Cabin blocks and a little strip of Flying Geese.
I also added in some strips of just scrappy squares as filler when I needed them, including surrounding the whole thing with a border of squares:
Finally, I added two more borders, first a light tan and then a sort of cranberry, and here is the finished top. It measures just 25 X 32 inches.
Can you imagine all this was hiding inside that box of scraps?
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