Friday, June 7, 2013

Making blocks

I have been steadily making progress on my Variable Sawtooth Star quilt. Even found a container that serves as a perfect storage for these blocks. Almost looks custom made.

This is my current sewing setup. As there is a lot of cutting and ironing, I got a June Tailor Quilter's Cut'n Press II that is perfect for the job.

While  putting a block together I am left with 8 corners per block. Since they are complementary I get 16 identical corners. 

Instead of throwing them into my scrap bin decided to do something with them as I sewed along. So I converted them into tiny HST's and sewed up Connecticut Star blocks with them. Each block measures 9" x 9" and I will get 16 blocks when done. Hmm calls for a baby quilt or cushion covers perhaps.

More on this quilt: here and here
Linking up to: Finish It Up Friday


  1. No scraps left behind! Both sets of blocks look great.

  2. I really lie what you did with the scraps. That's going to be a pretty quilt on its own.

  3. Very gorgeous!
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  4. Like the idea of using the scraps almost right away! They look great :) And the box DOES look custom made!

  5. What a fab way to use up the scraps, good thinking, better than having them hang around unused forever!

  6. Great fabric choices. Love that you're using up the scraps as you go!

  7. I have containers similar to those -- so fabric for storing projects in progress! Love your blocks!

  8. I so admire people who can figure out something to do with their scraps as they go! I like the scrap blocks just as much as your quilt blocks. VERY SMART.


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