Sunday, August 09, 2009

Stash Report

I missed last week so for the last 2 weeks I used 4 yds and 20" and the important part no new purchases so for the year I've busted 55 yds 17" out of my stash.
I've been working on the Remember Grandma quilt. Haven't decided yet on the alternating blocks so I started with the borders. Lots of sewing on them but I do think the borders will make the quilt.

I love short cut piecing but, the instructions in this book make you waste a lot of fabric. Here are the border units.
The squares are strip pieced into these units then a square is used to make the corners.
Then you cut off the waste. See the 2 triangles from cutting the square into a HST. The triangle I can throw in with the other triangle crumbs and make some thing someday. But the part with the red square. If I use it the white triangles are going to be to small to hardly show and the square won't come to a point. I think I can only salvage a 1 1/2 inch square from that piece it was a 2" square but the corner is cut off now, I am frugal with my scraps and try to use every last crumb and string. Wish the instructions didn't waste so much fabric I'm going to have 145 of these. I guess most people would just toss them.


Mrs Quilty said...

You are going to make 145 of those??? Wowser!! I do love the burgundy fabric with the greens....very pretty~~

Brenda said...

You know what - use 'em. I would. Make crumb blks - and in them, it would just add to the design. I am like you, I don't like to throw away fabrics!! I sometime get teazed about it, but hey, waste not, want not. My Gramma's saying, so I listened!!
have a great week!!
I love the border blks you are making - they really will add to this quilt project. Beautiful!!

Karen said...

What is the name of the book shown in your post?

Jill said...

I would sew those two extra pieces together and use the resulting blocks on the back or in another quilt. Now you're a quilt designer!