I have been going through more closets and scrap baskets this week… I can’t believe how these blocks multiply behind my back ;)
I finally settled on a strategy to make something useful out of every last thing… I separated the orphan blocks into 8½”, 6½” and 4½” stacks. If the blocks were odd-sized, I cut them down to the next closest size in these categories.
Here you see my 8½” diamond orphan blocks, with 8½” triangle blocks leftover from my Entangled Sky quilt, used as setting units to make a row! I’ve got enough of these to make about three rows, and that’ll be a nice (and very bright) baby quilt!
Here, I have sewn itty bitty scraps together to make 4½” hexagons. I used some 2½” white triangles to set them into a row. Maybe with a few more blocks, this will make a fun table runner.
I sewed 4½” triangles together to make an 8½” hexagon and surrounded it on each side with 8½” diamond units (measured from tip to tip). I filled in with more 4½” triangle units to get my row units. If you could see the stack of these scrap blocks I have, you’d think I could make a twin size quilt! Ugh, where do they come from?!
Here’s a different layout. I only had six of these scrappy 6½” diamond blocks, so I decided to lay them out as a star for the center and surround them with 6 ½” triangle blocks that I have been holding onto for, uh, years now… another baby quilt in the works :)
Finally, I pulled out all these leftover cuts from 2½” strips. These were from my Entangled Sky pattern, and they were too nice to toss! They are odd-shaped trapezoids left over from the folded middle section of the strips. I opened them all up and pressed out the center crease. Then, I laid them out flip-flopping them so their angles nested with the next one to create rows. I was loosely going for a sunset effect. I'll keep playing with the layout; it looks like it’ll be about the size of a baby quilt.
With any luck, I will see the bottom of these stacks someday soon :)
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