Thursday, January 23, 2014

Left Overs.


I do have a hard time leaving extra blocks laying around.  Even though I finished the main project, seeing left-overs makes it feel like its still unfinished!

These hand dyed blocks are extras from this quilt:  HST Quilt  (which is still not quilted).  I'm still deciding how I want to quilt it. 


I paired the Half Square Triangles by color (blue, pink, purple, yellow, orange and green).  Wanting to change it up, I added a center square in the center for added interest, something different and just for the fun of it!



Call me crazy...but the extra triangles that were cut from the center squares...I used them too!  I added a 2" border incorporating the tiny HST pieces.  Now I do plan on adding a wider border around this panel.  I'm thinking maybe yellow or a dark blue.

Would you add another border?  And what color would you choose?


Linking up at:
WIP WEDNESDAY @ Freshly Pieced

24 comments :

  1. I love it! I'd add a blue border. By the way I'm a fellow Quiltsy member. Maybe you'd like to link up to the Quiltsy blog this week.

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    1. I was leaning towards a dark blue!

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  2. Cheers on using up left overs. I don't think yellow would work next to the aqua, but I'd like yellow. So maybe a pencil thin blue and then yellow and a red and yellow pinwheel in the corners. (I love designing when I don'thave to follow through and sew it. :-) )

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    1. I can be a little OCD when it comes to my scraps! thank you for your thoughts on the border!

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  3. I would add gray. Basically make a bunch of negative space so that these bright, fun blocks really pop!

    Kim
    http://tiesthatbindquilting.wordpress.com/

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    1. Now, I didn't think about that! Gotta 'audition' my grays now!

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  4. It looks great, Jayne! Good for you using up the extra bits!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! So many extra bits all the time!

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  5. Yes, you are just a little crazy to use those tiny triangles, but I love the result. We must need color this time of year. I realized yesterday as I trimmed my Brights quilt for binding that now I have more bright scraps and strings... It never ends!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am ready for some brightness this time of the year!

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  6. Love the scrappy feel of this quilt. I think your little tiny triangles add a nice feel to the quilt!

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    1. I think sometimes I may use too many scraps!

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  7. I love scrappy too.. fliminthefridge always inspires me, love your colors. Stopping by from WIP Wednesday.......

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    1. Thank you so much! Film in the Fridge has inspired me as well!

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  8. I feel that way sometimes too if I have leftovers. If I can't make the back out of leftovers I feel like I have to make something else too.

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    1. I use a lot of leftovers on quilt backs too!

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  9. Awesome Jayne! I just wrote a post that will come out tomorrow on two quilts I made from some leftovers!

    Love how yours turned out. Way to use those tiny triangles!

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    1. Thank you so much! Can't wait to see what you have done!

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  10. This is beautiful! Doesn't look like leftovers at all.

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