I like to use what I have, so when a quilt design gives me bonus triangles, it's a great opportunity for serendipity. Most of the time they're already cut and paired, ready to sew. Here are a few examples.
These blocks gave me these.
So I made the quilt larger with a pieced border.
I still had HST's left over so I made scrappy eight pointed stars.
And made this wall hanging.
The bonus triangles from this Road to Tennessee were used in this Broken Dishes mini.
Another pieced border, but I had a lot left over.
So I got creative on the back!
My quilting friends tease me about working 'so small', but I'm not paper piecing.
But look! I've found someone working even smaller.
Now that's really using what she has!