Friday, December 16, 2022

Pink Race Leftovers, a Finished Quilt

 Remember the Hot Race quilt I dropped everything and made earlier in the fall? 

I cut too many strips and pieced together too much of the race fabric, so I had to trim it down to the size I needed. What to do with the leftovers? This:

I cut them into squares, framed them in black and white, and created a throw size quilt. Nothing like a black and white checkerboard to unify a bunch of random blocks. There are a handful of plain blocks in it, because I didn't have quite enough of the leftovers for the number of blocks needed. 

Once the top was pieced, I found the perfect backing for it. 

This fabric had languished in the club's backing stash for a long time, but it was too perfect for this top to pass up. 

I quilted it on PCQ's long arm with a large meander, using hot pink thread for both the top and the bobbin. 

The Hot Race quilt leftovers are all used up, and for a good purpose, too. At 54 x 72", this throw size quilt will be a donation for the local family services agency. I hope it brightens the spirit of a young girl who's been through a tough time.


  1. Great idea! Black and white always makes a quilt sparkle.

  2. The Hot Race quilt is amazing! And I love what you did with the leftovers.


  3. The backing print is absolutely perfect! I'm sure that the quilt will be much loved by its recipient.

  4. Congrats on a very bright and fun finish. You'd never know that this quilt was made from left overs.

  5. The Hot Race Leftovers quilt is fabulous as well. Great job!

  6. Nothing like a bonus quilt out of leftovers. It's very cool. and the backing is perfect!

  7. You could not have found a more perfect background!!! I LOVE it!!! Both quilts are amazing!

  8. Couldn’t have found a better backing!!! A fabulous finish for the leftovers…. the quilt doesn’t look like leftovers at all.