Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Save the Scraps!

Do you remember this stack of "discarded" half square triangle units from my Flock of Flying Geese II Quilt made earlier this month?  Waste not, want not. Right?

So I made a quilt.  I first spent some time trimming the above stack, with most Half Square Triangle (HST) units comfortably measuring 3 inches x 3 inches. There were however numerous HST units that were smaller and didn't make the 3 inch cut. Those units were trimmed to measure 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches.

I tried not to over think the layout and was immediately happy with the somewhat alternating rows of large and small half square triangles units as well as the color play.

 Quilted with an overall 1 inch grid.

For the back of the quilt I have used a text print from the Love Notes collection by Echo Park (Andover Fabrics) - words to live and love by. For the quilt binding I have used a fabric from the very recently released Florence collection by Denyse Schmidt - it is called Four Dots in Carnelian.



I have listed this quilt in my Etsy Store.
All of the listing details here: Modern Patchwork Baby and Toddler Quilt


Not only are some of the fabrics used for this quilt reclaimed vintage linens but as discarded/leftover scraps they have once again been re-purposed and ready for a new adventure. Reclaim, recycle, re-use.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita
RELEVANT LINKS:
Flock of Flying Geese Quilt II - the finished quilt

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25 comments:

  1. Am I the first to comment on one of your posts? How fun! Like the idea of mixing the different sized squares. Cheers!

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  2. The Scrap Quilt looks fantastic - a great effort!! Bet it feels good to have made something beautiful from all of your scrap triangles!!!

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  3. How lovely! I especially love that you found such a pretty home for those leftovers. I can't stand to waste fabric, so this was right up my alley. Well done!

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  4. what a great quilt made from left overs, looking forward to the day when I have enough scraps to do something with, think it will be a while in coming as new to the quilting world having been more of an embroiderer until about 18 months ago

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  5. I love a good scrappy project. Looks great.

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  6. Great idea. Fab quilt. Really like the fabric you have used for the binding. TFS.

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  7. Ooh lovely. I don't think I would have dared use the two different sizes together because I don't like things looking odd/like a mistake but they work really well.

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  8. Love the idea of using both sizes of the hst units in the same quilt- I wouldn't have thought of that, but it's brilliant!

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  9. I love the different sized triangles. Beautiful!

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  10. Looks fabulous.And love the idea of both size.Have a great day!

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  11. Fabulous, as always. I would have never thought of mixing different size HSTs like this and the result is stunning.
    Love, love, love this quilt!

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  12. it's lovely, and now I can justify keeping all my triangle off-cuts!

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  13. It's always so exciting to see your latest piece of magic. This quilt is wonderful!!

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  14. Beautiful! I love the backing fabric you've used.

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  15. Another wonderful quilt! I am in awe of your 1" grid quilting! Great backing, too.

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  16. This is my favourite thing to do with leftovers. The colours of this are so lovely

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  17. I just love the fabric you use!!! well and you quilts,too!!

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  18. Light, bright, and happy, as your quilts always seem to be. Another winner & a great way to use up scraps. I need to do that soon; my basket is overflowing all over the place. Have a super day!

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  19. Great quilt and love the saving fabric.

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  20. Just fabulous. Sometimes simple really is the best option.

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  21. I adore that backing fabric - I'm just itching to attempt my first quilt now.
    Martina

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  22. YAY for another scrappy quilt....and I LOVE that you have a few "backwards" hst's in there...added a little interest to it!!!
    You have given me reason to save my scraps like this to make one of these quilts too!!!
    Peggy in NJ, USA

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