Here is the result....I am calling this little wallhanging..."Leftover Snowman" The selvedges are the epitome of leftovers and the border is leftover quarter square triangle blocks from my Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt 2011 "Orca Bay" You can see in the photo where I used them for the star points. Even the binding was a leftover piece from another project.
for my only Uncle, on my Mother's side of the family, I told him a long time ago that I would make him one but just didn't get around to it. The time has come.
I am using two fat quarter packs of homespun plaid and check cottons that have been lurking in my stash, that I purchased several years ago at The Calico Basket in Bridgewater, N S. It has been closed for a few years now. It was such a great quilt shop. I loved to go there.
I combined the homespuns with a really good quality muslin (leftover from another project) and for the backing I have a wonderful off-white quilters flannel extrawide that I fell in love with yesterday at FabricVille. . Should be very cozy. The only sewing plan I have for this quilt is that it be simple and quick. I am just sewing rounds so not that difficult. I am aiming for throw size but who knows how big it will end up. So first thing I did was to cut up all 16 fat quarters on my Accuquilt cutter. The only larger shape die that I have is the 4 3/4" square that is meant for use on point. A bit shy of usual charm square size but I went with what I had. Here is what I have sewn up so far. It's very bright and sunny in my kitchen this morning so the photo is quite washed out.
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