Sunday, February 28, 2021

Under the Wire

 I actually finished a Table Scraps Challenge project this morning.  

I would report in with Joy at The Joyful Quilter but I forgot my password.

Well, almost finished -- the binding will be stitched down during Sunday wine time.  

This small 16" x 16" table topper is made from four orphan blocks.  Sometime in my early quilting life I was practicing with Hopkin's Square blocks (design by Judy Hopkins).  I thought the two identical prints in coordinating colorways would be interesting.  But, as you can see, there was not enough contrast for the design to really show up so I ditched that option -- though I have gone on to make several quilts with that block.  And if you participated in my Magical Mystery, you may recognize it ...

Do I get extra credit for using a sort-of yellow?


  1. It looks like yellow to me! I tried the same thing a couple times too with 2 colors of the same print. There has to be a really high contrast in the values to work or a large loose print. It' always fun experimenting though.

  2. Awesome, Libby! All you have to do is copy your link and visit the Link Party on my blog. Pop in your link and pick your picture. The picture will appear after you go thru all the step and click to refresh the page.

  3. Oh! And you DEFINITELY earn bonus points!! :o))

  4. I thought I recognized that design! I remember wishing I had only done mine in two colors, but I guess that contrast between the two still matters. Your leftover blocks make a great tabletopper, Libby!

  5. Yep, that's yellow!
    (And now you've got me wondering where I put those mystery blocks...)


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