Don’t Scrap Your Scraps! Project 3: Using Extra Blocks

This project is another quilt, but this time I used some left over blocks for part of my top. I had a few blocks left from my Central Park quilt, and I didn’t know what to do with them. I wanted to use the animal print from the fabric line, but my lqs didn’t have the right colorway.
I started off by sewing all of my blocks into 1 row and added a small strip of the yellow kona from my postage stamp blocks along either long edge. (Each block was 10″ finished to start, I sewed 5 blocks together and later trimmed that to about 42″.) Then I headed to the lqs to find something that would play well with the yellow in my pieced strip. I bought about 1.25 yards of a Central Park print, added a large chunk to the bottom of my pieced row and a slim strip to the top, and I had a quilt top!

For the backing, I went back to the animal print that I had wanted to use on the front. I pieced a few charm squares into 4-patches, set them off with strips of white (just like I did for the back of my Central Park postage stamp quilt), and added that to the bottom of the animal print.

I finished the quilt with meander quilting and the most perfect orange pin dot binding.

 I hand stitched one of my larger labels on this quilt. I think I like how it looks!

 Finished size just shy of square, at 41″ x 42″.

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4 responses to “Don’t Scrap Your Scraps! Project 3: Using Extra Blocks

  1. Love it! I have lots of Central Park leftover, too. I may have to come up with something for my scraps. I think I like your back better. But both sides are really beautiful!

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