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Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Do you like leftovers? Do you use your leftovers or do you get rid of them? Me, I like leftovers. Sometimes they turn into something kind of amazing. 
Like this quilt below. These use to be strips and I used parts of three. But that left the rest of the jelly roll taking up space on my shelf. 
So one day I just started sewing them together. Then after I had these three unit strips I cut them into squares. Then I thought those squares were too boring so I cut them into triangles and sewed them back into squares. 
After several attempts to turn them into a pleasing order, this is what I came up with. I'm amazed, I am surprised and I like it!
So do you like leftovers?

I've also been working on my alphabet quilt. I added a border and started the quilting. But what I love is that I used up some stash fabric for the backing. 
This makes me happy! Not only to be frugal but because it also frees up shelf space for more fabric! Christmas is coming!
Now I'm hoping to find a backing for my leftovers too. That would make this a great day. Clean frig, two quilts more or less done and I'm feeling great. It's going to be a great day!

Take care, Brandie


Dee said...

Wow! That quilt is amazing! I can't believe you happened upon it by sewing leftovers together. It definitely looks like one you'd buy a pattern and fabric for. Great job!

Carrie P. said...

Are you serious!!! That quilt is so awesome! What a great design.

Lori said...

It's lovely! and to think you made it with leftovers. Some of mine are too small to keep, so I pitch them.