Leftovers, Fabric That Is

When I made this quilt… details here.

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I played with a lot of ideas first….

1-P1080442I kept them along with the fabric scraps to sew this….5-DSCN7615-001This is a project that I started on our mini retreat last Saturday. It is a JoAnn’s tote/ironing mat combo, that I modified. I guess I just can’t leave well enough alone.
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One side is a quilted front and the other side is an ironing mat.

I decided that the fabric was too nice to limit the use of the tote so I changed it up some.

I gave it a box bottom, and used the ironing mat as a separate piece (back side photo).
2-DSCN7621-001Here is the inside with a pocket from leftover test pieces.
1-DSCN7624-001Front view of the tote and ironing mat. I love how I was able to fudge and mix and match and put these leftover test pieces to good use. Some Y seams in there and creative piecing to get it to work with what I had, but I love it. 4-DSCN7613-001Close up of the mat’s reverse side.

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So how do you put your leftover blocks to use?

Using up leftovers on the Journey, Jackie