Leftovers II

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.

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I used two extra blocks from the original “mother quilt’ in the pieced backing to show where the fabric from Leftovers II came from.






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