Thursday, June 14, 2018

A quilt top made of leftovers

I began playing with a few of the leftover Dream Weaver blocks and some orphan blocks and pieces that I found in the orphan block basket.
full basket of orphan blocks, pieces of quilts, parts of blocks, ...
I began with 5 Dream Weaver blocks and some 2 1/2" squares - I still have LOTS of squares - on a piece of fabric that I bought at Quilter's Compass recently. I challenged myself to only use leftover blocks or scraps with the background fabric.

In the orphan block basket, I found some small white 3 1/2" squares with color in one corner. 
I chose ones with blue, red, yellow, and orange corners. I did have to make a few but I found some scraps of fabric that worked perfectly. 

I found lots of flying geese that weren't ironed open yet. Where does all of this stuff come from??? I chose the yellow/white and orange/white ones. I did have to add a small scrap of white to the very center to get the correct measurement for the width of the quilt.

I realized that I could just do rows and have a neat quilt so I began duplicating the top rows on the bottom.

All of a sudden, I had a finished top!  

It doesn't have a name yet and I'm not going to call it Leftovers! It'll be a while before it's quilted since there are a few ahead of it so I have time to think of a name.

Now I need to figure out what to do with the rest of the Dream Weaver blocks...


  1. You are so creative! The quilt will be a real stunner. What a great use of your "surplus" blocks!

  2. You are such a marvel! You created a dream with eyes wide open. Great design process.

  3. I love this one! Way to use up the orphans!



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