Leftovers I

Back in 2011  I started collecting turquoise blue and brown fabrics for my Blue Odyssey Quilt.


I guess I went a little crazy and ended up with way too much fabric.  As a result, I had hundreds of left over 1-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ pieces of fabric.


It took me a while to come up with a design to utilize these tiny pieces.  I settled on this semi-diamond shape.


It was very fiddley and time consuming sewing each of these small pieces together to form fifty six 74″ long rows that were only 7/8″ wide finished.  It was challenging to sew these thin rows together and keep everything aligned.



Here she is on the long arm getting an all over pantograph design.



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I ended up using more than 1000 of the little rectangles on this quilt.  I am embarrassed to admit that there are still tons left not to mention lots of 1-1/2 inch strips.  I see another “Leftovers” quilt in my future.

Update: 2013DEC31


As a predicted there was more than enough fabric for a “Leftovers 2” and there might even be a “3”  in the future since I still have lots of strips and rectangles left over.  For more pictures and to read about the making of this quilt, please click here.

One response to “Leftovers I

  1. Sue

    I really like this one…better than the original Odyssey Quilt actually….guess I am just Old fashioned…lol

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