Monday, 10 April 2017

Next project

Continuing my desire to use up some scraps and leftovers from previous projects, I pulled out some triangles that I had used in a project back in April 2015.  So that's not bad - I guess these scraps are only 2 years old. I cut a few (many) additional triangles from my stash (the grey and dark orange).

Unfortunately, I had a brain freeze. If you look closely, the top 2 rows are short 1 triangle each.  So after I put them together and measured - to make sure the quilt was sized correctly for dontation - I thought I'd miscalculated and my quilt was too small. So I cut another 12 triangles and exteneded each row.

Then I assembled row 3, and realized that I was right initially, and it was the first row that was wrong. So, I took away all those extra triangles, added one to each of the top 2 rows, and all should be good now.

Except - I have 12 leftover triangles.  So now I have another quilt to make from the scraps, but 12 isn't enough, so I need to cut some - you see where I'm going with this I'm sure. I will be more careful this time, and make a much smaller quilt (baby quilt), so I don't end up with even more leftovers.

I'm linking up with Judy's design wall Monday today.  Drop by to see what everyone else is up to.


  1. Piece together the leftover triangles and use them in the backing! No leftovers, no scraps to use up :)

    1. Normally I would, but the charity this is headed for insists on flannel backings, so no-go. However, I'm thinking now I have 2 blocks there, and this quilt plus the original need an extra block either for the presentation bag pocket, or for a label. So, I'll sew up the 12 pieces into 2 blocks and call it done.

  2. One mistake can lead to another quilt. But it does use up more stash fabric.