Monday, July 5, 2010

Using leftovers

Time to do some catching up!

I've previously written about the Block Lotto that I've been entering over the past year and a half. This year I haven't participated in most of them, but intend to make the cool blocks for the July Block Lotto. One of the months I did participate in was January. Here are the Tic-tac-toe blocks I made for January. 


Because the style of the blocks are wonky, they are usually made larger and then trimmed down to size. When I made the January blocks, I saved all the trimmings. Last week I decided it's time to make something with them. I trimmed all those pieces, to straighten them out, and tried out several different layouts. This is what I finally came up with.



I ironed the strips to a piece of fusible pellon. What I'm going to do with it now, I don't know, but it's hanging on the design wall with a bunch of other small tops. It measures about 7" x 20".



  1. What a great thing to do with the leftovers!! I'd be tempted to add a couple of borders and make it a skinny table runner!

  2. You are so creative, Debbie! Love them!

  3. love the blocks and their trimmings.

  4. Awesome... I am doing the same thing with these July blocks leftovers as well. Thanks for showing us.

  5. Wow, this is inspiring me to save my leftovers. What a great way to use them up!
    The latest recipe on Moda Bake Shop, Random Reflections, seems to be a similar idea. A whole quilt made of leftovers!

  6. It's such a strong graphic design. I think it could really stand alone as a wall hanging ... I love the table runner idea, too. It will be fun to quilt, too, I think.

  7. Wonderful! I'll have to see if my leftovers can be combined someway too ... Thanks!


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