|I've named this mini "No Big Diehl".|
I had a few leftover tiny 9-patch blocks (3/4"), so I had to put them to use. This is what "materialized".
I shared with you the little pinwheel kit I received from Kathie (Inspired By Antique Quilts blog) to replicate her little quilt shown here. That flimsy is now all sewn up.
Since I cut my pinwheels smaller than Kathie's, I had some little 1¼" squares leftover. I planned to sew them into little 4-patches with some of the blue fabric as squares in between them.here.
I couldn't resist these rich reds and browns. and very soon I had made my own version. I had already dug a few red/brown repro prints out of my stash before her fabrics arrived so I slipped a couple of my own fabrics into the churn dash mix. Isn't that red print in the setting blocks and borders gorgeous?
Even when I try I can't make things the right size. After getting all of the pieces cut for this little beauty, I realized I had cut the HSTs too small, so I had to reduce the size of the churn dash blocks. I set out to make 4" blocks, but these are just under 3". I added the little brown border to increase the quilt size a bit. I will bind it in brown, too. It is the perfect fit for a new-to-me second-hand table that just found a home in my bedroom. When this gets quilted, it will reside here.
The leftovers from this little project will go back to Kathie. She didn't have time to cut a kit and just sent me everything left from her little quilt. It was way more than enough! I'm sure she can put it all to good use.
I've already made a few little pinwheels, trimmed them down to 3" and used the Disappearing Pinwheel method to cut them up, ready to create little ornaments.
Do you save your quilt leftovers, or do you pass them on? I have long enjoyed the challenge of creating something from my Mom's quilt leftovers. I could probably do a whole blog post on those projects. Why do other people's leftovers seem more appealing than our own? : )
Until next time,