My Tuesday Tutorial is more like a Tuesday tip this week: I just couldn’t resist.
I have been making Dutch Tulips on and off for the past week and I found myself with an ever increasing pile of triangular scraps in my sewing room trash bucket. These little triangles are the waste product from the assembly of each block.
Every time I went to drop another thread or scrap into the bucket I saw the cutest little triangles staring back at me. (Yeah, I know I’m weird.) Finally I reached down and scooped them up and set them aside. Yesterday, when I was cleaning up my work station I decided to pick them up and make tiny blocks.
Each little triangle section is 1 1/2″.
I played with several designs, but I finally decided to do a super simple half-square triangle block and sash each one with my left over 1 1/2” wide fabric strips that I recently rolled up.
So far I have made 12 – 4 1/2” x 4 1/2” block, but as I am still making tulip blocks so I will have more scraps for more blocks in the coming week.
I haven’t yet decided what I will do with them, maybe I will incorporate them into my Dutch quilt, or maybe they will stand alone in a modern style quilt. Perhaps they will be the center section for a Courthouse Steps quilt, I simply have not decided yet. What I do know is that I almost threw out fabric that was ridiculously easy to stitch up and repurpose. Waste not, want not, right?