In the original pattern you sew a square onto the long rectangle piece to create the angled corner. If you make that stitch and then move over a scant 1/4" and sew a parallel stitch you can cut off the extra and end up with a half square triangle block. That is what I did on all of my stained glass blocks and I had a pile of half square triangle blocks.
My pile of half square triangle blocks
I took these blocks and put them together to make a table topper. I was amazed at how quickly and easily it went together. I played a little while with designs and settled on the one below. There were several variations you can create. To make mine come out to an even size I did have to sew 4 extra half square triangle blocks. But I felt like that was a manageable number and totally worth the effort. The half square triangle blocks are fairly small so I did a scant 1/4" seam not a full one.
This is the arrangement I finally chose to use for my table topper.
All sewed together before adding the border and binding.
The finished table topper. It turned out so cool!
When projects render a bonus project for such little effort it makes my heart sing As you have figured out by now I really like when I can use up every last scrap for something. I hope you enjoy this bonus project and would love to see some of your serendipity creations.
The table topper bonus project.