So where to begin? My quilts kind of run in styles. So I store my leftovers by style too. I have a blue and gold basket, batik basket, kids fabrics etc. I recently tackled my “Amish” basket.
First thing I do is put all the players up on the design wall.
After the first round of grouping I put these units back on the wall to see what emerges.
It seemed like since I already had some long skinny units sewn together maybe organizing these into bars of varying widths would be an easy approach.
I rearranged them to see if that would work. The whole thing looked like it was going to be to narrow for the length...
So I deconstructed some leftover blocks to add two more vertical rows and some more width. Yes sometimes backstitching is easier than sewing more!
That seemed about right , I mixed up the deconstructedblocks into 2 bands so would not be so obvious.
I sewed all the rest of the units and rows together. a little trimming and it was done!
Finished and bound.
You can tell I don't sweat the little stuff. If you do the color sorting and style first and you have sufficient number of units you can construct a top very quickly. This was leftovers from at least 4 other quilts. Sometimes it takes awhile for a basket of leftovers to get big enough to inspire a quilt, but once it's there it's pretty easy 'cause you've already done alot of the sewing.
Recognize this quilt? It is my avitar. cheers, CW