Monday, July 27, 2009

Squaring Up 388 Times

I spent some time over the past week squaring up 388 1 1/2 inch half square triangles. They are scraps left over from a quilt top I made years ago. They have been in the sewing closet for over six years and I figured it was about time I turned them into something. So I got out an old flannel board and started laying them out and soon realized they were all different sizes, and not a one of them was square. I knew if I didn't square them up, the design I wanted to make would turn out horribly wrong. So I resigned myself to trimming them all to a 1 1/2 inch square no matter how long it took. I loaded Xena Warrior Princess Season 2 on the computer (which is right next to my cutting area) and got to work. By the end of Season 2 and partway into Season three, I finally finished. :)
Above is the leftovers next to all my half square triangles. Now I just have to figure out what to do with all these new leftovers. To the garbage I suppose... but, how small is too small for the scrap bin? Wouldn't they look nice in a clear Christmas bulb Ornament. Maybe I'll save them after all. Hopefully not another 6 years though.

4 comments:

  1. Baglady1546@yahoo.comJuly 28, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Hi Leah, Just a thought for you're leftovers. Put them in a small jar with lid and a ribbon. It's called "Quilter's Jelly" give to your friends as gifts.(Quilty Friends of course)
    Jean Louisiana

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  2. That sure is a lot of scraps.

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  3. Some preschools,kindergarten or first grade teachers like those tiny fabric scraps for the kids to create with paste and paper.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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  4. here's a suggestion as to what to do with those scraps and slivers - put them in a pet bed and donate to the humane society. We've been making pet beds and stuffing them with leftover scraps for a number of years now - have donated over 1,000 beds to our local. A great way to give these bits one moore life before they get added to the landfill! xox - b

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