This is a close-up picture of my miniature quilt that finished 15 x 15 using the left over fabrics from my “Box of Chocolates quilt.”
Here are my leftover strips and pieces:
I used the “Old Maid’s Puzzle” block sized to 5 inches finished. I have EQ7 so I resized the pattern and printed out paper piecing templates to use for sewing together.
Even though I still have fabric scraps left, I was only able to piece 9 finished squares and still have it be a scrappy quilt with a variety of pieces.
Here are some layout options I discovered:The first picture shows the typical layout of the block. The middle picture is the layout I choose. I would love the see the last layout with more blocks added as I think the several patterns would emerge.
It was very satisfying to use up some of the scraps I had left over.
Now to ponder over the rest.
I chose to stitch in the ditch along the diagonal edges.
Made from the leftover fabrics of a jelly roll by Moda also as part of the 2012 Finish-a-Long that Rhonda over at Quilter in the Gap is sponsoring.
I think there may be another quilt using this pattern in my future (pondering colors), using layout #3.
What layout would you have chosen?
Enjoy the journey, Jackie