Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Bonus Triangles

Inspired by Crazy Mom Quilts and her quest to make a pincushion for every day of the month of July, I realized that was something I could do with a few of the bonus triangles that have come from making the blocks for my Nighttime Blossoms quilt.

While continuing to work on cutting for that quilt...

I took a few of the bonus triangles and made up a tiny HST block... 3 1/2"...

and turned it into a pincushion!

The back is a bit of the gray flowers from the Good Neighbors fabric line.

And now I have my own (little) pincushion collection!  I've made two of these; the rest have been gifts.

Can you tell which one of these I use the most?

Since I still have 12 more blocks to make for the Nighttime Blossoms quilt, there will be lots more bonus triangles.  Any ideas about what I else I can make out of them?

Looking forward to Scrappy Sunday sharing over at Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework!


Chantal said...

Lovely little pincushion. I have HSTs that could be put to the task. Thanks for the inspiration. Gorgeous collection you have. I can see your favourite one is very busy. ;^)

Cathy said...

Nice functional use for those bonus triangles. Not sure what I would do with so many pincushions if I made one every day in July. I already have a shelf of pincushions gathering dust!

Maybe another use for them would be a hotpad? We always need those around here. My husband somehow manages to put burn marks on lot of them.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You are getting quite the fun collection! Can a quilter have to many? I don't think so! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely collection of pin cushions, I like the last pic of them all together! So cute, and useful too!

gayle said...

Lovely pincushion to add to your collection!
Bonus triangles used for sawtooth sashing? Tiny Sister's Choice blocks for a doll quilt? Itty bitty Friendship stars?
Lots of possibilities!

Laura said...

I just saw a pattern on Moda Bakeshop that uses a lot of bonus triangles. The pattern was simple: a rail fence, but one of the rails was made of HSTs. All of the ones in the pattern were red and neutral, but I think any color would work. It's a quilt I might make myself!

Claire said...

I have a pile of bonus triangles, various sizes, various background colors. Some day I'll trim them and lay them out and get creative. Laura's idea sounds promising. I've also thought about bear-paw and premium-star type blocks in various sizes. Claire aka knitnkwilt

Vicki in MN said...

I am playing catch up while supper is cooking:-) I love your pincushions. Lots of people have been making bunches but I have never made any, but I have some that were given to me.
The bonus triangles could be made into a little pouch. Make some pinwheel blocks is something that is on my list to do with my bags of triangles.