Friday, December 28, 2018

Jacob's Leftovers Quilt

I have been trying to squeak in a few more finishes before the end of the year, and while I can't show you all of the finishes from the last week, I can share this one.  I call it Jacob's Leftover's and it just makes me smile from ear to ear because it was designed and made up to use up bits and pieces that were leftover from other quilts, hence the name ;) 

So you might recall, but the Clementine quilt I made back here had a really neat setting.  But with that really neat setting came a bunch of rather large leftover triangles.    And I loved the super low volume  feel of them, and didn't want to just relegate them to the scrap drawer.  So I made them into HST's because they always come in handy, right :)   

And then I remembered, I had a whole bunch two patches sitting in a drawer from when I made the little cutting error back here, and was trying not to waste but then couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with the two patches.      So I made the Two Patches into Four Patches and then it hit me.

 Half Square Triangles and Four Patches made me think of this quilt I made last year, and I knew it was the perfect fit.   A Jacob's Ladder for my Leftovers ;)  I even used some leftover yardage for the borders and binding, and as you can see, I had to add a little red in that binding as I ran out of my leftovers.  But I think that just adds a special little pop ;) 

I quilted it with my new favorite all over Loose Feathers.  Seriously, I remember how scared I was to do this for the first time because feathers were so intimidating, now I can't get enough of it.  It is just so fun to quilt and so fast.   Perfect for those last minute quilts you are trying to finish before New Years ;) 

And that is my Jacob's Leftovers.  It finished at 70" square and since this was made from leftovers, I don't really have a purpose for it at this time.   It could be really cute at the family cabin, or maybe a  gift for a wedding.  We'll see  where it ends up, but for now, I am just pleased as punch with the finish and what better way to end out the year than with an all leftovers quilt :)

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a Happy New Year!!!

Linking up this finish to Sarah's and Myra's ;) 
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  1. I get such satisfaction with making something with my leftovers. Bravo!

  2. great idea, and great quilt Melissa!! Leftovers are the best!! Hugs, H

  3. I love my Seeing Stars quilt. It is beautiful. Your tutorials are so helpful. Thank you Melissa I've learned so much

  4. I love how this turned out. I too keep many left-overs, but am not good at how to use them. Will you have a post on how to do this?


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