I made a bunch of blocks for a baby quilt, but when I saw them all together they were JUST TOO MUCH!
So I separated them with a plain yellow sashing and border, and they worked fine.
But wait! There are still blocks left! And I really, really, don’t want to do another quilt with plain sashing–boooring!
So I got out my scrap bins …
When I finish a quilt, I cut the scraps into strips of set widths (1-1/2 inches, 2 inches, etc) and store them in containers by width. Then when I need a piece for something, it’s often right there waiting. So off to the scrap bins I went.
I made some plain sashing, and lots of pieced sashing, and I made it all different sizes. The goal was “no two sashings alike!”
This was a lot more fun than plain sashing, so I may never make plain sashing again.
I put together units of 4 blocks then joined them to other 4-block units the same size to keep everything even.
It used up scraps, it got the quilt put together, and it was totally improvisational.
.When I finished the quilt top, I liked it a lot better than the one with plain sashing.
Both are donation quilts, about 40 inches square.. Best of all, I learned something making these! So, if you have some blocks that just aren’t working, try scrappy sashing and a scrappy border. Most of all, have fun!