Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Something From Nothing

Maybe you know the difficulty some quilters have with wasting fabric. I probably keep more scraps than I should, and the condition of my quilting room is proof enough. One thing I absolutely cannot allow myself to discard are those cut-away HSTs that result when making flying geese units. I have more than a few sets of these tucked away in various nooks and crannies.

These 0.75-inch HSTs were cluttering up my workspace and have been since back in March when I made Snowbird Stars.

Almost immediately after I finished this quilt top, I sewed together those cut-away triangles; I even trimmed them. Then they just gathered dust for many weeks.

Finally, I have sewn them together and I yielded 11 blocks of 5x5 HSTs. Here is what 9 of them look like.

I do love it, and I am right glad that I saved those bits of oftentimes discarded fabric. They are tiny, but just look how pretty when stitched together!

Happy Quilting, Friends!


Ramona said...

They look great sewn together in the blocks! I love using those bonus triangles for little quilts, too. Beautiful!

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

I save them too! I just have not figured out what to do with them yet. Yet, is the key word. Have a great day.