Monday, June 22, 2020


Before I was even done with Scrap Stacks, I knew I would try to take the handful of leftover blocks and make another project with them. There weren't many, but enough for something small.

I started by framing them on two sides with gray string scraps, put them on the design wall, and wasn't all that thrilled. Then I changed course, divided the smalls blocks into groups, and pieced them into four blocks, shown below.

I proceded as I had done in the beginning, using the stacks technique, sliced into them, shuffled, and sewed them back together. NOW I liked it.

More scraps - and the last little block - went in to make the quilt back. Boy I love working on this small scale. So when it was time for quilting, a dense grid was no problem. I used Aurifil 50wt #2910 [Medium Olive] in an effort to highlight the green on the front of the quilt, and I kinda love it. Measuring just 14" x 15", deciding what I wanted to do took much longer than actually doing it.

I love that every bit of this little guy is straight from the scrap bin, a good portion of it via the previous project. I had Jill/@pieladyquilts on my mind often as I made this little postscript of a quilt. She has such an innate ability to make a series of projects, one leading to another. Maybe one of these days I'll manage to make a series of more than two, but for now, I'll take it.


  1. love your series of two! I'm becoming more intrigued by the idea of working in a series too

  2. I really love that small vertical sliver down the middle and how the quilting adds so much texture.

  3. Do you quilt with longer stitches than usual? Are you also using a thicker thread to quilt with? Just wondering how you got those beautiful lines.

  4. This is super cute! Densely quilting something this small is very satisfying isn't it?