What do you do with those odd triangles? I don’t like to mix them with my cut strips and squares. For years I have ignored colour or size and tossed them all together into a drawer. When I noticed that the drawer would no longer close easily I decided it was time to USE THEM!
I proceeded to stitch triangles together into light/dark pairs and trim them to a common size. As the stack of units grew I decided to make them into Friendship Star blocks. Each block makes use of 8 units plus a square, and the top will be a sample for an upcoming class.
Original plan was to use ALL the colours, but as the blocks gathered on the wall I started to reject those that didn’t fit in – out went the solid white, the black, the bright yellow. I can’t say that the final choices of colours actually “blend” in any way, but the top has more unity than I expected it would!
|Very Scrappy Friendship Star quilt.|
|Everything from calicos and vintage prints to florals and metallics in this block. And there is a repeated fabric in spite of my best efforts to avoid it.|
|The scrappy border also used up odd bits.|
- triangle drawer -- slightly less full
- bin of “bits” -- not noticeably decreased
- my level of satisfaction -- quite enhanced by the experience
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