Waste not

Like knitting, one of the things I love about quilting is that you’re able to use up nearly every bit of your materials, and if you’re careful, and conscious, there’s very little waste.

After I finished up the Jane Austen quilt, I had some strips left from the star border. Since they were already sewn together, I decided to chop them up into 2.5 inch pieces.

They were just perfect for the centre strip on a nine patch.

Then I gathered a few more leftovers and before you know it…

… 28 perfect little scrappy nine patches.

These nine patches will be paired with some friendship stars (still to be made), and all surround a big, beautiful flower medallion. What flower medallion, you ask… this one!

Oh Burton! You’re big and beautiful too – but we want to see that flower!

That’s better. Now, Burton and I need to go make some stars!

10 thoughts on “Waste not

  1. Araignee

    I can’t wait to see what you’re up to with that! I’ve never been very good at using up scraps that’s why I have bins and bins of leftover material. It came in handy for making masks but that’s about it.


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