I love to play with those left-over bits that some would have tossed and, for some reason, it always feels like PLAY when I pull them out and use them.
The small 3-inch pin wheel blocks are made from 1 1/2-inch half-square triangle squares that were bonus units sewn after they were trimmed away from the I-Spy star quilt.
The smaller 1-inch pinwheel blocks are made from tiny 1/2-inch half-square triangle squares that were bonus units sewn after they were trimmed away from the 5-inch Violet blocks I made for a sewing machine cover. After I decided I wanted them around the outside edges, I needed to make more. (I used the 8-at once method for making the half-square triangles I needed for 10 more pinwheels, starting with two 2 3/4 inch squares).
The I-spy string-pieced borders were strips sewn from the left-over bits after cutting squares for a few I-spy squares swaps. I had sewn up 4 strips, each 4 1/2-inches wide and about a yard-long, longago and stuck them into the bin of I-spy fabrics and squares.
The top measures 27 by 33 inches. I can't wait to quilt it ... along with the sewing machine cover and the I-Spy Stars kids quilt that made it possible.
It also is inspiring me to pull out my collection of all kinds and sizes of HSTs and see what might come from them ...