Quilt Finish: Remainders

I’ve been on a bit of a roll with putting quilts on the longarm.  I hope that can continue.

I had a little time the other night and thought I would go up and bind one that’s now in the binding pile.  Remainders was my pick…why?  I had leftover backing fabric sitting out that needed to be put away but it was the perfect color for the binding…so I cut it and started binding.  What can I say…I’m a little bit lazy and didn’t want to start overthinking the binding.

Many of you already know I’m a machine binder.  I like my couch sitting projects to be cross-stitching so that means I need to machine bind.

Here it is all finished…

I’ve said before that I went out of my typical quilt style when I made this one.  Remainders is from the book No Scrap Left Behind by Amanda Jean Nyberg.  Find the book HERE.

The premise of the quilt is to use up leftover bonus or half-square triangles from other projects.

I had a bunch leftover after I made this quilt…When I snowballed the corners, I made bonus triangles.  You can find this free pattern HERE.

The problem was…I didn’t have enough triangles.  I think the original pattern calls for 720!!  I went through other bags of triangles and pulled more.  There are some big brown ones with a pink heart.  Those are from a blog reader.  My criteria for picking went like this…

Must be one of these colors:
pinks to reds
teal blue
brown or tans

Using the bonus triangles in this was GREAT.  I didn’t have to square up the pieces at all…and notice.  Some triangles are bigger than others.  I think it’s all part of the cute, quirkiness of it.

I had two different muslins that were close in color…not a perfect match but super close.  I used them up and then had to go on and buy another muslin.  It all works…

This is the brown I used for the binding…

…and the backing.

I did get a little creative with the backing.  This was a thrift store find fabric for $3.  I added some extra to make it all work.  Quirky, but okay.  I have ZERO leftovers.

The extra bonus triangles went into this block.  The teal is a piece I completely used up.  I’m so happy as the point of making this was to USE IT UP!!

I love when I can take pieces of “nothing” and turn them into something.  This is probably one of the cheapest quilts I’ve made.  I think the original muslin was from the thrift store and it’s hard to calculate the cost of bonus triangles…and my backing and binding were only $3.  How fun!!

An off white thread with a simple stipple for the win…

I’m excited to have this one finished!!  Now I’m off to find the book No Scrap Left Behind by Amanda Jean Nyberg ( Find the book HERE)  this pattern came from and see what else is there that I might want to make.

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