Mary at Quilt Hollow posted the other day about using leftover triangles, adding another fabric and creating a whole other quilt from it. Now I have to admit that I am not one to save a lot of scraps. I like to clean and purge.....probably because no one else in my family does but that's for another day.... until Mary explained to me that I was throwing dollar bills in the trash! So I am going to rethink my plan as I cut "leftovers" off.
But I think these may be too small to keep. What do you think, Mary?
These are the 480 dog ears I trimmed off my Double Delight squares in Step One. It took me 2-1/2 hours to sew 120 triangles to my 120 squares, press and trim the dog ears on National Quilting Day last Saturday. In my defense, my triangles were made from a plaid brushed cotton. If you have ever sewn with it, you know the biased edge is VERY stretchy. I had to line up the triangle and then flip it over so the biased piece was on the bottom. It doesn't seem to stretch so much that way. Only two more sides to go!!!