Forsaken & Forgotten Quilt

Forsaken & Forgotten Quilt - Make a quilt with your spare blocks.

Do you have a pile of leftover quilt blocks? How about experimental blocks from trying new techniques? Or that one block that you redid five times, threw in the back of the closet, and shut the door so it would never escape? Through the years they add up. Turn those forsaken and forgotten blocks into a keepsake with a Forsaken & Forgotten Quilt.

This quilt is great because it shows off the quilt blocks, without having to apologize for the fact that they are two inches larger on one end than the other (or whatever imperfection they may sport).

Forsaken & Forgotten Quilt

To begin, collect your spare quilt blocks.

Cutting Instructions:

Using a 4 1/2" ruler, fussy cut a section (or several if the block is large) from the block.

Sashing - Select a sashing that will bring all the blocks together. The sashing cornerstones make a great spot for a unifying accent color.

  • Cut (2) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" and a 1 1/2" cornerstone square per block. Additional sashing strips and cornerstones will be needed to go around the top and left side of the quilt depending on how many blocks are in the quilt.

Assembly Instructions:

Sew a 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip to the right side of the block.

Sew a 1 1/2" square to one end of a 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip to create a sashing unit.

Sew the sashing unit to the bottom of the block.

Continue creating blocks.

Forsaken & Forgotten quilt layout


Sew the blocks together into rows and add sashing pieces to the tops or sides as needed.

The blocks don't have to be ones you made. They can be inherited from another piecer or relative or even picked up at a garage sale.

Size them to a convenient size to fit in your quilt. Remember to add the 1/2" seam allowance when sizing them down.