Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thrifty little quilt blocks

I was sewing a 2.25 inch binding today, sewing the strips together at a 45 degree angle. These little "waste triangles" cut off the seam were so cute, I just had to do something with them!

I paired them up with muslin triangles and made 5 tiny Hourglass blocks, which are about 2 inches square. These went into the box that I throw my vintage-looking scraps in, to be used for a future project.

Feeling inspired, I found a few more forgotten indigo blue triangles, found a scrap to go with them, and made this tiny Broken Dishes block. The triangles were sewn together on the long side this time. The block is about 3 inches square and so adorable! The pink fabric is from a re-purposed cotton ladies shirt.

Being frugal about my fabric, I routinely save little "waste triangles" but rarely use them. I'll most likely be making more of these charming little blocks! It's fun....I love being frugal!

If anyone else saves this little gems of fabric, what do you use them for?


1 comment:

  1. Frugal is good when you consider the same price was paid for those tiny bits as for the rest of the fabric. I'm saving mine for a special border...don't know on what quilt yet but a border. I love the tiny ones from left overs. They make good leader and enders, too.