Those 30s scraps...
48 x 56
It's a top!
Late last month I was pondering what to do with some 30 reproduction scraps I received from a giveaway.
Most of the scraps were angled like they were the ends of pieces used to make a kaleidoscope quilt. They looked like the piece on the left. If there was enough for a 2.5 inch strip I trimmed the piece on the left to 2.5 inches like the pieces on the right. Yes, I left some of the selvage in if I needed to to make the 2.5 inch width.
So after trimming I was left with a little pile of some wedge shaped pieces and a little pile of those 2.5 inch strips. I sewed three of the 2.5 inch strips into nine patches.
I made some of the nine patches into twelve inch Star blocks. The yellow polka dot and yellow stripe came from the stash and the star points came from my 30s reproduction 3.5 inch scraps.
I had decided I was going to make a row quilt so most of the remaining nine patches went into a couple of rows between strips of yellow gingham. Those strips came in a box of scraps from another friend last year and I put them into a box of scraps destined for baby quilts. I think I have enough of those gingham 2.5 inch strips to use for binding.
I was going to make a template to cut pieces so I could turn those wedges into HRTs (Half Rectangle Triangles) but I noticed they were almost all exactly the same size as the Tri Recs tool ruler so I used it to cut pieces from yellow solid for the HRTs. The yellow solid was a little brighter than I wanted to use but that's what I had on hand. The solid piece had to be reversible in order not to waste fabric when cutting wedges that all needed to face the same direction.
After the HRTs were made I made a row pointing up and added it to the top of the quilt.
And I added a row of HRTs pointing down to the bottom of the quilt top.
So that left me with 3 nine patches, lots of wedges and a bag of the original wedge shaped scraps that had less than a 2.5 inch strip for me to trim for nine patches.
I have an idea for the rest of the scraps and hope to get around to it sooner rather than later so stay tuned.