Have you ever had this problem? A pile of beautiful coordinating scraps leftover from a project . . .
In this case, these are left from a quilt I made for my front entry.
I already tackled the scraps once and came out with three new cushions for my couch.
But that pile still remained. So I made it my mission to use them up for this post. I first took some of the bigger pieces and started cutting half square triangles. You can make them any size, I chose to use my Baby GO! 2 1/2" die.
Then I played with layouts and used 8 triangles to make a square.
Then I picked through my scraps again and cut 2 1/2" strips to border my block with (you could cut a wider or narrower width if you like). Notice how my pile of scraps is getting smaller . . .
And voila! Here is my finished scrappy block . . .
Then I made a couple more of the same blocks . . .
And took all my remaining scraps and cut them into 2 1/4" width pieces and sewed them all into a long strip for the binding. A little quilt sandwich, some diagonal line quilting, sew the binding on, and reveal this . . .
Ahhhh . . . so pretty on my table. And much better than that pile of scraps that had been taunting me for so long!
Please visit me over at OurBusyLittleBunch to see more of my projects. And there may just be a generous sponsored giveaway for 9 yards of batting from Pellon over there . . .