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I hate to throw any of them away so I thought I'd try to make a block.
The Trash to Treasure Block was born.
I cut a 6" square of white, and just started sewing the scrap pieces to the outer edges of it. If the pieces were too small, I sewed them together with other smaller pieces until I had a piece big enough to apply. When I had enough of a scrap edge, I trimmed it down to an 8-ish inch square (no matter the size, just make sure it's square). But if your trimmed block ends up being smaller than that, just make up for it in the border. Just put a wide enough border on to trim it to 9.5" square in the end. So all the blocks will end up about 9" finished.
But before putting on the border, I sliced it into quarters, turned the outside corners to the inside and sewed it back together. To form a sort of wonky improv 8-ish inch cross.
Apply the border, and trim to 9.5" .. It was so much fun I made two. :) I ran out of yellow dots so I used some yellow gingham. Even the borders will end up scrappy.
I had fun using the leftover scraps from my small quilt (that may or may not return to me with a great big rejection notice-ha!) Most of the scraps were fabrics I had used in the blocks or border, and some from the binding. But some of the others had just been languishing in the floor for an embarrassing amount of time. Woops. I am MESSY. :)
If you try a Trash to Treasure block, tag me, I'd love to see!
Happy Weekend! Have a great week!
linking up: Let's Bee Social, WIP Wednesday, WOW-WIP on Wednesday, Whimsy Wednesday, whip it up wednesday, Needle&Thread Thursday
Thanks for sharing that. I saw too on a local PBS station a quilter who will take quilt tops, that may not turn out like she wants, and cut them up to use as fabric in double wedding ring quilts. She and you have inspired me to start using up those old ufos I have and put them to use in new creations. :)