I had 4 of the original string squares from the block lotto that weren't used in the quilt and the 8 triangles trimmed away when I mitered the corners of the string pieced borders. The angles of the strings weren't consistent–I feared that any design that put them side-by-side would be too confused.
I added black to the triangles and squared all the blocks to the same size, about 5 1/2-inches square. My plan is to make a smallish tote to hold a knitting project. My directions for a tote like this are here: Summer Tote from Orphan Blocks.
I have the four sections for the bag assembled and quilted. Lately I look at small projects like these as an opportunity to practice–as you can see, I am still working on quilting unmarked feathers, constrained to fit a designated space.
The thread was pretty randomly chosen from my thread stash ... I don't think I've ever used something with so much contrast . . . but doing so really forced me to see where I wiggled, jiggled or quilted myself into a corner :-)
Check out other quilters WIP s on Wednesday (WOW) on Ester's Blog.