I don't throw away fabric. Actually I do, sometimes, but it's a rare thing unless the fabric is seriously nasty or damaged beyond use. A few dots of ink or glittery fingernail polish? I can and will cut around that!
This piece has been knocking around the sewing room for a few years now. Must've come in one of the thrift store bags because I wouldn't have bought it, not even at super low clearance prices. It's not THAT ugly, but it wasn't going to make the kind of quilts I want to make.
So I separated the squares, which of course weren't printed exactly on the grain. They did measure just a hair over two inches, so that part worked out okay.
And then I pieced them together into the kind of quilt that I did want to make. Ridiculous and tedious and I'm not sure I'd do it again anytime soon, but it was a fun little challenge.
I bound the edges with what was left of the fabric and backed it with the same little dots I used for Ansel.
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