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Batik Scrap Quilt Finished!

DSCN0890[1] There isn’t anything fancy about this border, but the BEST part was finding a great batik backing in a complementary pattern.

DSCN0891[1]Don’t you just love the little circles?  The colors are a perfect match, and I quickly attached the binding – no hand stitching on this one.  I attached the binding on the back, then folded it over to the front and did a machine stitch all the way around – SEWEASY!

What do you do with Scraps?

Make another quilt!  The left-over fabric from a queen sized Tennessee Waltz quilt I made a few years ago is the perfect amount for a small quilt.

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scrap strips

As you can see, I have a batik with greens and blues, some red with a flower pattern, and white strips too.  My first thought was to do something with the strips sewn together – like a Lone Star or something, but I also had a bunch of left-over half-square triangles.DSCN0792As you can see, this creates some more possibilities.

I decided to go with the triangles, and made this using just the white and batik!

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I stopped at a small size; 23″ X 28″ and have enough batik and white strips left to do something interesting with the border, starting with a 2 1/2 inch strip of white – then I’ll add another border.

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