This is the leftover pile of scraps from a paper pieced sampler I made. As I looked at it I'm thinking there is a another quilt laying here and my conscience wouldn't let me throw it away. I will admit I don't have the quilt(s) completed yet but they are well on their way.
I started randomly sewing the lopsided triangles together to create strips of new fabric. I had enough to make 4 strips approximately 70 inches long. I trimmed them down to 5 inches because that is what I could get out of the strips. Those leftovers I did throw away. I'm not totally crazy. :). Now what to do with them.
As you will see in the picture I auditioned them with a print and tiny black inner border and I liked that but I also liked the solid magentas one as well. Either would make a lovely strip quilt or I could cut 5 inch squares for a fun four or nine patch quilt. I decided to go with the strips. I used 3 of the 4 strips for this quilt along with the magenta fabric with the print as a border. I haven't finished yet but that is what I plan to do.
With the fourth strip I located this unused panel and decided I would cut my strip into smaller strips and use it as an inner border or accent for this panel. I'm sure I will have some little strips left over. What could I do with them?
Please share your thoughts and possible ideas that you could do with a large pile of leftover scraps from a quilt. I would love to know how you might use them.