How to make a quilt unlike anything else: Leftovers


left detailfront

Leftover strip sets spontaneously pieced resembles a vintage scrap quilt

Every sewer has them, leftovers. Those are pieces that just didn’t work, patches that seemed great at the time but not so great in the overall design. Or maybe you just changed your mind. Left behind but not forgotten, not thrown away or put in the bottom of a bag for the Goodwill, but tucked away with a promise to use them later.


Vibrant primary colors are exciting with a piecing style reminiscent of a vintage scrap quilt. So next time you’re getting frustrated with a project that’s not going the way you want, remember it will be better the next day or the next day after that, isn’t that what leftovers are all about.