Jul 26 2012

Playing with leftovers

With the leftovers from the alphabet quilt blocks, I made nine patches leader and ender style.

I have enough 2 1/2″ squares cut to make five more blocks.  My first thought was that some Dr Seuss fabric would be great as the alternate square –

but as soon as I placed a nine patch on the fabric, I knew that it wouldn’t work – too much white.  The picture really shows how the black fabric makes the colors pop.  There isn’t enough of this black fabric to use in the quilt, so I found a black with white musical notes and colored instruments in my stash.

I really enjoy making a second quilt with the leftover fabric from the first one.  It makes me feel like I am getting a second quilt for free.  If you enjoy working with the colors the first time around, why not repeat the fun?

Marlene

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