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« on: March 05, 2012 05:44:54 PM »

I recently found a cute pattern for a toy that requires making and then cutting a quilt square.

Being efficient, I cut out two, pieced both together and made the toy from one. Did not like how it looked, felt it was a monumental waste of perfectly good quilt piece. This is the best piecing I have done.



Ok, so maybe not perfect, but why destroy it like I did the other one?



Seriously, it hurts to look at that.  Sad

This square is huge (to me), nearly 13 inches across and the final disk was just over 8 inches.



So what do I do with one large square that does not go with my house, will never see a partner as I have finished off the yellow and can not replicate it no matter how I try?

Any suggestions would be great.

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012 05:51:02 PM »

I've taken an orphan quilt block and turned it into an embellishment for a tote bag.  Good luck finding a project to use it!
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012 07:21:56 PM »

You could make it into a pillow cover and then donate it to a thrift store.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012 07:38:23 PM »

I have one that I purchased in the Amish country while we were on vacation in Pennsylvania a few years back...it was attached to a twig with twine, and I still have it hanging up.  If you had a thicker twig/branch (esp. willow ones, they are curly and interesting) you could use twine or ribbon to attach the quilt block to it and use it as a wall hanging.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012 10:15:53 AM »

Border it.  Repeatedly.  With a variety of colors, textures, etc.  Make it super lively.  Back it.  Machine quilt it.  Put it in a gift bag in the closet.

 Next time someone has a baby and you need a gift, voila! 

You get good experience.  The recipient gets something great to chew on and stimulate the mind.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012 12:03:18 PM »

Border it.  Repeatedly.  With a variety of colors, textures, etc.  Make it super lively.  Back it.  Machine quilt it.  Put it in a gift bag in the closet.

 Next time someone has a baby and you need a gift, voila! 

You get good experience.  The recipient gets something great to chew on and stimulate the mind.

Oh, what a great idea!  Cheesy Thanks so much and I am taking a course on how to make medallion quilts right now so this is totally up my alley.
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