There is something so enticing about bits and pieces! Leftovers from a previous quilt, scraps or even stray blocks.
I find it rather ironic, I'm choosing to share that oddment of a quilt instead of the original one. When I see scraps, I become elated! There's an eagerness to dive in and get started. Obsessively focused.
While making 'the other quilt', I decided to save the corner pieces. This time they were large enough and well worth the extra time.
I drew a diagonal line with my Hera marker and stitched across it. I use a 1/4" foot which leaves a faint line across my fabric, I used that as my guide and stitched the final line 1/4" from that. The easy explanation...stitch 1/2" from the original line.
You end up with these little HST for future use!
The fun began by trimming the half square triangles to 2 1/4". Let me give a plug to the best invention for HST's ever, Bloc-Loc! Time saver, easy to use and so many sizes!
How many options do you think there are for HST?! So many possibilities! I ended up with this design.
...and eventually they became rows!
With the center finished, I added a couple borders and called it finished!
Gotta love those seams!
Maybe I'm mild obsessed with scraps. Who doesn't?
I believe it is written in the Quilter's Handbook that states: if you become a quilter, you have an obligation, a duty as a fellow quilter and mighty hunter of textiles, to use every...single...last...piece...of scraps!
Check out instagram for my video diary of the piecing!