What to do with leftovers

IMG_2255Quite often, when making a quilt or experimenting with a new procedure, there will be orphan blocks left over. Several years ago, when I looked at the orphan block bin, I found that there were two colorways and wondered how it would be if I put all the blocks from one of the colorways together into a wall hanging.
It was fun to lay out the blocks. When they didn’t fit, I added strips so the piece would lay flat. I still have the quilt top made from the other colorway, but it is in my UFO bin.

IMG_2251 These two pieces were left over from trying curved piecing.


IMG_2250  I had a class with Georgia Boonesteel and made a bargello vest.  This piece was left over from that class.  I have never worn the vest because I forgot that the piece would shrink in size when hand quilted.


IMG_2249  I had a class in crazy quilting.  This piece was not finished, but was put into the leftover quilt anyway.  The colors were right.




IMG_2244  I love making Inner-city blocks.    Originally, I was self taught and didn’t know that Y seams were supposed to be hard.  They are not. I will show you the original inner-city wall hanging at a later date.  It was one of my first wall hangings.


IMG_2245Flying geese, half square triangles, bow ties, paper piecing and  , pinwheels was included in this leftover piece.  I did a lot of experimenting when I began quilting.


Have a great day and happy quilting.

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