Longtime readers might remember that the Calico Rose quilt was a design that went through several iterations. Initially it was all star blocks, but, once the blocks were all finished, it was…boring.
Later the alternating blocks and pieced border were created and I loved the final product, but I still had all those leftover star blocks. Seventeen of them.
After looking at all sorts of options, I settled on an on-point layout with sashing. My little clearance fabric shopping trip a few weeks ago got backing fabric and the setting triangles.
Here is the finished top.
And the ready-to-go back. I know the plaid doesn’t match on that seam, but there wasn’t enough fabric to match seams and it won’t be so noticeable once it is quilted. Plus, anyone who is that concerned is already impressed or generally uncharitable (At least that is what I tell myself about my less-than-perfect work.).
It is about 55″ x 77″, enough for a throw or even a coverlet on a twin size bed.
It isn’t what I originally planned, but it is better than leaving those poor leftovers laying around to rot. And the final “dish” is pretty tasty–for leftovers.