Quilt Leftovers



We all have them: stray blocks, leftover pieces, WIPs, UFQs….




The blocks I used in this quilt top came from my friend Lynne. They were in a bag of donations she meant for The Legacy. I guess they must have fallen out of the bag…. :-)

Lynne's leftover blocks

Lynne’s leftover blocks

There were 21 6″ Broken Dishes blocks in solid colors.

I took them with me to a 2 day quilt workshop with Gwen Marston at the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters, Oregon in September.


Gwen's Hourglass on Purplescan0001



I had an idea of one long row of blocks….and then Gwen put up a few of her quilts and I realized where my idea came from!! (See page 65 in her new book, Free Range Triangle Quilts)




I’d brought a few colors I thought could work as a background but on the first day of class I found this wonderfully funky mustard color – a Pepper Cory peppered cotton.





lay out 2

Mustard colored Peppered Cotton









I trimmed the blocks to 5″ and sewed them together with little attention to color placement.

Gwen came by and suggested that I make one more small one and put it in the lower right hand corner as a “signifier” like some Japanese quilters do. So I did and I love it!

Gwen and I and my quilt in the background

Gwen, me and my quilt in the background

three rows and a "signifier"

Three rows and a “signifier”









Today I  finished sewing the strips together. I am piecing the back from 5-6 fat quarters/small pieces in the same gold colorway as the background – all from my stash!

Finished quilt top

Finished quilt top: 39″ x 41.5″

Fabrics for back

Fabrics for back







Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for finish it up Friday.

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One Response to Quilt Leftovers

  1. cspgarden says:

    That mustard color is perfect, and I love the signifier! Thanks also for a virtual visit with Gwen. 😉

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