This is a super-easy way to use up the scraps left over from the “Pieceful Garden” quilt kit. You should have enough to construct two separate blocks for the ideas shared below:
You may simply sew the four pieced triangles together to form a square block. Feel free to add borders to make the resulting block larger. If you are happy with this look, skip down to “options” for finishing ideas:
I decided to add just a bit of spice to my scrap project. First I cut 2″ strips that were slightly longer than the shorter sides of the triangle and sew the strips to two triangles as shown. Press seam. Repeat for two other triangles:
Then I trimmed off the excess strips to form a right angle corner:
Then I cut another 2″ wide strip, this time the length would be more than enough to cover the longest side of the two original triangles sewn together with the strip. Sew the cut strip to the longest side with excess on both ends:
Sew the other set of two triangles already joined together to the latest assembly as shown. Make sure the center of both layers are on target. Press seams. Trim the excess to form the right angle corners:
Now, your scrappy “Pieceful Garden” scraps have taken on a new look:
Options on what to do to this new block:
1. Add more borders as you fancy to make another smaller wallhanging.
2. Leave it as it is, or add more borders, to make a pillow case.
3. Use both of the new blocks and add a plain block or two to make a table runner.
4. Incorporate it into a tote project.
5. The possibilities are just about endless! :)
As for me, I am still mulling over my options as to how to finish off this block made from scraps. Do check back in a couple of days — I will have pictures of my completed scrap projects!
“The Quilter” magazine November issue is scheduled to hit the newsstands on Sept 16 — you will find instructions on how to construct “Pieceful Garden” in the magazine!
Disclaimer – you will ONLY have the scraps left from Double-Nine-Patch blocks trimming the blocks for the scrap project. Anything extras you see in my scrap projects require extra fabrics. You may choose to purchase more fabrics, or mix-and-match with other fabrics. The reason I used coordinating fabrics is because I had extra fabrics left from making the sample quilt for “The Quilter”.