Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Waste Not

Have I mentioned that I LOVE Amanda Jean's "No Triangle Zig Zag Quilt Method"! I'm not really a huge fan of triangles, so this works perfect for me! The only problem I seem to have is that I end up wasting the outside scrap triangles. As you can see in the picture below, there are triangles along the outside of the quilt that are cut off from the edge of the quilt. These triangles usually do not contain enough fabric to be saved for scraps. However, I no longer have that complaint!
This time, by combining 4 scrap triangles into one block I was able to save the scraps that were cut from the quilt and create the beautiful squares shown below:
Aren't they all so pretty? They are a miniature replica of the color palette used in the original quilt. Now I just need to figure out what to do with them? Pillow? Quilt with other random blocks/colors in it? Doll Quilt? Stuffed cube, child's toy? Table runner? Potholders? Purse? Cat bed?
I really have no idea! It just so happens that there are only 7 of them (I'm not a huge fan of odd numbered items, so difficult to use without wasting something)... Such a dilemma! Any ideas?


Terriaw said...

You are so good! I love how you repurposed your scraps into new blocks, which are so fabulous. I think these would make a great table runner or doll quilt. You could also try a pillow cover to go with your quilt.

Little Lady Patchwork said...

I love how you used the scraps to make this block! What a great way to recycle.

Hmmm..maybe make a table runner out the blocks or a mini quilt using the 6 blocks on the front and put the extra one on the back. Whatever you do, it will be great.


Des said...

wow, you are thrifty and smart!! I'm so wasteful. I'd totally put them on the back of the quilt! It would add a nice modern look.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

:) Glad to see someone as sensitive to saving scraps as I am. Must admit, though, with my recent zigzag quilt, I tossed the tiny ones.

lauren said...


Is the quilt a baby quilt? You can make a matching bolster-type pillow. You could make 7 different mug rugs (they seem to be the new thing lately). You can also use super think sashing and make a baby quilt. Hmm... you could also orient them on a diagonal (like a diamond) and make a quilt that way. Keep me posted!