Monday, 9 April 2018

The Magic of Scraps

My lovely blog friend, Jo Butterfield sent me some scraps , some were already sewn into HSTs, all different. I trimmed them all and then cut them across diagonally. I paired them again to make Hourglass units. I worked out I needed 35 of these units so I could make a quilt top, setting them
5 x 7.

I picked  35 units I thought would suit a girl's Premature baby quilt. Then I sewed them up and added a pink spotted fabric border. At that point I ran out of suitable scraps in my stash so had to go shopping for backing and border fabric. I found a lovely pink fabric with a small white spot which nicely complemented the border fabric.


Then I chose Hourglass units that I thought would be more suitable for a boy's quilt and put a border around them using a new blue (with small white and navy spots)fabric I bought especially on the same shopping expedition and used that for the backing and binding.


Here they are, side by side. Both measure 23" x 19", just under the maximum size preferred by the hospital.


  1. You have done so well Linda. They are great finishes and your post worked as well. Good effort.

  2. They are lovely quilts and such a great use of scraps.

  3. very beautiful and so lovely work :) i like your good idea ,Thanks for the inspiration!