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”
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.
What an awesome adventure with scraps! I love scraps and the possibilities but you are definitely the queen of scraps.
I’m sure glad you have Burton there to help you make up those scrappy pieces. I’m sure his wisdom really helps a lot!
Love those 9 patches! And the medallion is sweet! It will be fun to watch you build this project.
That is such a perfect project for spring. Welcome spring FLOWERS!
Good that you have Burton to keep you on track!
What a great idea. Fabulous fabrics all coming together nicely. Can’t wait to see the end result!
Such a pretty medallion! I’ve been working with 2.5 inch scraps too, trying to bring my scraps under control.
SUCH PRETTY colors. I love the soft blues and pinks so very much. I love Burton too
Scraps happen! Looks like you are making the best of them!
That’s a perfect match of fabrics–I do like two block quilts! And Burton.