New Orleans House Project

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Once More with the Veggie Leftovers

Wendy at The Constant Quilter has been encouraging quilters to make monthly mini quilts for the past few years.  I've always enjoyed seeing what different quilters created each month, but I never thought I would make time for a new quilt (or twelve!) since my pile of UFOs was so huge.

However, after seeing January's mini quilts, I was inspired to at least pull out a small UFO and finish it as my own February mini project.  I don't know if my quilt strictly qualifies as a "mini", since it measures 25 inches on each side, but at least it's now a Finished Object!

My mini UFO started as an exercise in using up waste triangles from an earlier quilt.  I had a batch of small HSTs left after making snowball blocks using these vegetable-dyed, woodblock print fabrics. 

Once the center was complete, I used some striped fabrics from the same collection to make mitered borders.  There wasn't enough of the black and blue stripes to make an entire border, so I used both colors.  

The quilt top needed batting (pieced from scraps), backing (found a piece of light brown floral in my stash), and binding (leftover Moda Grunge binding).  I pinned up the layers, did some outline and ditch quilting, then hand-stitched the binding and added a hanging sleeve.  A quick trip through the wash and some drying and blocking and I now have another project crossed off the UFO list!



12 comments:

  1. This is so pretty--I love the golden background you choose--really works well...
    nice work hugs, Julierose

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  2. This is wonderful! Excellent use of the waste triangles, so creative.:) And I love that you pieced the batting and everything else came straight from the stash. What a feel good finish!

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  3. Great use of scraps and what a pretty quilt you ended up with! Love the mitered corners.

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  4. Love this mini! Great inspiration to dig out sone more of my own HST leftovers. So glad you're joining the group of mini makers.

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  5. Oh such pretty colours together and perfect points!

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  6. Way to stitch that UFO into a finished mini, Angie!!

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  7. Wow! Way to use up those waste HSTs! Your mini-quilt is darling, and I love that you used leftovers for the batting, backing and all. :-)

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  8. Oh it's brilliant, those prints set against that warm yellow/gold. So pretty. Glad you are joining in with Wendy's mini challenge. I am too, and it's so satisfying to get some things DONE on a monthly basis;).

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  9. What an awesome February mini. I like how you arranged the leftover hst's and the border looks terrific with the two fabrics. Your leftovers all came together beautifully. Glad you're joining in. ( My mini's are never true mini's either.)

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  10. It's fabulous! I love how the lack of fabric motivated you to make a really interesting mitered border!

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  11. Congratulations on a FINISH! And using up some bonus HST's! What a delightful quilt you now have to display. And, yes, an interesting border finish too. Love it!

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