Roundabout Leftovers

Yesterday, I showed you my Roundabout Schnibble….Well today, I am showing you what I did with the leftovers.
Rather snip off the corners and throw them away, I made a second seam and turned the “throw aways” into half square triangles.  Some people refer to these pieces as bonus squares.  I trimmed all those little squares so they would be 1.75″.  Then I just started to experiment and this is what I came up with.


Here’s a couple illustrations in case you saved squares and want to make one too….
Roundabout-d-1                      Roundabout-d-2

You would need to make four of each of the blocks above.  I happen to have had a layer cake of Oz fabric.  I used five of the  layer cake pieces for the large squares in the center and for the corners. 

It ends up being about 34″ x 34″.  I am hoping to use the black of the very center block to bind it which should make it pop a bit more. 
Right now my plans for this one is to hang it outside this summer.  Originally I was hoping it would end up big enough for a baby blanket but I ran out of the yellow background fabric and I know there isn’t anymore at the store as I ended the bolt when I purchased it.

My daughter Kayla who blogs over at Kayla K’s Thrifty Ways is going to be so proud of me when she sees little project.  She likes being frugal and this project is definately frugal…No new fabric was purchased for this project!  Better yet, I don’t have any little half square triangles in my cupboard hoping I might get around to use them.  It’s silly but making something out of “nothing” sure can be a rewarding feeling.

Check back tomorrow and I’ll show you two fun projects your girls might want to make with the thin little .25 strips that were trimmed off the charm blocks when I made Roundabout…..They are perfect little projects you can whip up for the Easter basket or something that will keep the kids busy while you’re cooking this weekend.

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