Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Making A Quilt From Leftovers

 I made a quilt recently that I used some bear Minky for the back.

I had some left over so I looked for a pattern that would showcase the left over Minky.  I think this pattern could also be made with a large block for the center and that would be pretty cute too!  

Or Minky squares.  The possibilities are endless! 

The pattern is by It's Sew Emma and it is called Menagerie.  Here are the 3 quilt tops I made using this pattern.

Isn't this so adorable??

I used my Bloc Loc ruler to make the HST for this perfect.
I love my Bloc Loc rulers!
Here is a quick look at how to use them.
The ruler has a channel diagonally down the back of the ruler that locks into the seam as you can see.
I use my rotating mat.
I lock the ruler into the block and trim the top and the right side.

You can see the trimmings here.

Then I spin the block and slice the ruler to the desired size and trim the tip and right side again.

Again you can see the trimmings.

Now you have a perfectly trimmed block to use in your quilts.  
This will make it much easier to make your points line up when you sew them together!

Just a quick shot to show you what I had left over from all my trimmings of all my blocks.

I used the 9" Bloc Loc ruler for this block.  I am hoping I can get the 12" ruler too.
Their flying geese rulers are on my radar too.
I have not tried them but I bet they are as good at the HST rulers.
I have all the HST sizes except the 12" one.

I hope you have found this useful!

Enjoy your day today!



KaHolly said...

Looking good! I try to use my leftovers as I generate them, usually making doll quilts for A Doll Like Me. Sometimes, I’m even together enough to to accomplish this using the leader/ender concept, accomplishing two projects at once.

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