Back in 2011 I started collecting turquoise blue and brown fabrics for my Blue Odyssey Quilt.
I ended up with way more fabric than I needed. As a result, I had so many left over strips and little pieces. First I made ‘Leftovers I’ with more than one thousand 1-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ tiny rectangles.
For “Leftovers II” I tackled the big pile of 1-1/2″ strips. I came up with a design that used thirty one 6″x6″ blocks made up of 1″ squares and twenty eight 3″x3″ blocks also made up of 1″ finished squares.
I first experimented with this design:
There was something about it that just didn’t work for me. I used EQ7 to help me tweak the design. I added some sashing and I ended up with this:
I decided to use a polyester batting and a new pantograph called Swirl ‘N Twirl. It has so much loft.
I used two extra blocks from the original “mother quilt’ in the pieced backing to show where the fabric from Leftovers II came from.