Thursday, June 1, 2017


My friend Jan came for dinner and a visit on Tuesday and was kind enough to bring along her latest quilt top finish.

She had seen this idea in a quilt magazine some time ago.  She didn't have a particular colour scheme, but just started sewing scraps together into pieced triangles.  One very good idea was to take the same scraps and sew them into a middle border.  That really finishes the quilt.  The background is a slightly yellowish white.  Stark white would not have worked so well.

This close up shows how she made the triangles from all odds and ends.  Didn't matter what colour or fabric, or how wide a strip was.  Everything could be used and was.

I think this is a really cheerful quilt.  It takes restraint to not begin one just like it immediately.  Of course, there are all sorts of variations you could run on this.  Sounds like a good idea for a rainy day--just haul out the scrap bag and begin sewing strips together.  I've seen this done on telephone book pages, cut to, say, 6 1/2" by 6 1/2".  What an appealing idea!

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