WIP: Small Triangle Quilt from Scraps

I’ve pretty much run out of quilting steam after my Christmas Gift Rush, mainly because my quilting area is an absolute mess and it stresses me out to look at it. But, I got a burst of energy this week and sorted some of my scraps & put piles of fabric neatly back into bins.

While sorting I came across a pile of roughly 30 6″ 1/2 triangles left over from my triangle lap quilt. The scraps were too cute to disgard, but there weren’t enough to make another full size quilt, or even cut scrappy squares out of. Fortunatly, after playing around with them a bit, I found that they would make a cute doll-sized quilt for either Emily, my Compassion Sponsored Child, or one of my friends’ daughters.

So I laid them out in a haphazard pattern, only stopping to make sure that no two triangles of the same print were touching. I ended up using 24 triangles, mapping out 3 rows of 8. Once arranged, the blocks and rows came together in less than 30 minutes.

Sadly, as with most of my quilting projects, once I got all the seams sewn the quilt top ended up being a lot smaller than I anticipated.


I don’t particularly want to add any borders, so I think I may turn it into a pillow for myself instead. I’ve still got to square it up & find some backing fabric… but the longer I look at it, the more I want to keep it with the matching quilt ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have you made any progress on your sewing projects this week?


Today Iโ€™m linking up at freshly pieced and showcasing one of my โ€œWorks in Progress.โ€ Iโ€™m also posting my quilting updates under #quiltinprogress on Twitter and Instagram.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


6 thoughts on “WIP: Small Triangle Quilt from Scraps

  1. Emily says:

    I’ve done the same thing before with left over triangles. I ended up cutting and making more to make a baby sized quilt in the design I had in mind. At least I used up the left overs ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Emily says:

      These started out as scraps from a baby-sized quilt – which, I really wish I could make larger but didn’t have enough fabric. (Story of my life). But, like you, I’m just glad I got to use up these scraps ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Esther says:

    This is interesting! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing your WIP!
    I love the design! ๐Ÿ™‚
    It’s so inspirational to see people use leftover things to make new things ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope one day I’ll have time to try some sewing! ๐Ÿ˜€


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