Friday, August 18, 2023


This week began with the sole intention of diving into my insulated bag project. However, life's little detours led me to a pile of scraps from my recent Rose Lane quilt. Pawing through these beautiful remnants, I spotted a stack of triangles and four long strips of patchwork-look fabric. The creative muse whispered, "Why not craft something fresh with them?"

As luck would have it, I stumbled upon a pattern that seemed tailor-made for my scraps. Titled 'Chocolate Dip' by Lesley Chaisson, this design can be found in her book, "Charmed, I'm Sure: Quilts and More from 5" Squares." Most of my scraps were too small for her design, but with a little tinkering, I resized the blocks to fit. 

With my trusty Cricut by my side, I carved out the beige hexagons, while the remaining pieces were fussy cut from the pile of scraps. Admittedly, I indulged a bit too much time snipping those 2"-squares from the backing remnants. 

After assembling all the pieces, I found myself with a charming but modestly-sized quilt (30" wide). That's too small, so I decided to add another row of half-blocks around the quilt's perimeter. 

I played around with the arrangement of pieces and came up with this creative knotwork layout. I like how it makes my version unique.

I think I'll just do one more time around the perimeter with the small blocks before I add the borders. If I have enough of the grey floral outer border, this is my plan to finish this.

Finishing this flimsy seems like a good Friday Night Sew-In project.

Update: I stayed up insanely late and finished the flimsy.

Linking up with Finished (or Not) Friday

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  1. Very cute! What a fun way to use up the extras.

  2. Pretty fabrics, and what a wonderful way to add some length to your top, I love the ribbon effect. Lovely finish!
    Thank you so much for sharing it, and linking up ;)

  3. Great job on using those leftovers. I really like how unique your version looks.

  4. Great use of those pretty scraps with a lovely result.

  5. WOW! I love how you made this one your own after fiddling around with your scraps. It is absolutely beautiful!

  6. Sometimes you just have to let your head led you and f a late night ensues...well just go with it! sleep is over-rated.

    your scrappy flimsy looks terrific.