I love leftovers. Food or glass or fabric. Leftovers are probably the reason I never seem to make real progress with my UFO list.
Last month I finished this Quilt of Valor from my UFO list. I was excited to have one less project on my list. But there were leftovers. A lot of them. Way too many to throw out. So now I have 2 more projects on my list!
I decided to use the leftovers to make another QOV.
I decided on a simple Chinese Coins quilt so it would go together fast. It was my project for Friday/Saturday sewing last weekend with Country School Quilters. I got the center of my quilt done.
It will have a dark blue inner border and wide tan border and will end up about 68 x 80, I think. I even got the binding cut.
But there were more leftovers.
There were enough 2 1/2" strips and bits left to make a veteran's size coins quilt (48 x 60) but I didn't have any background fabric. This fabric was out over a year ago but I found 2 pieces on Etsy (from 2 different sellers) to finish this quilt off.
2 more UFO projects!
But there were still lots of bits left!
Last night I pulled them out and started making postcards. First, a few flag cards. I love these and they will be great welcome cards for our Airbnb guests.
Now I'm taking the rest of the leftovers and just playing. Some will likely wind up in the garbage but some will work out just fine. It's fun late night sewing but whatever is left by Monday is going in the garbage!
I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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