Monday, April 10, 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.

3 comments:

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

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    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.

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

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