It’s here again and I love this time of month. It gives me a chance to go through my scraps and have a bit of a clean out.
These scraps are fairly new. I just completed a couple of table runners for a friend of mine which left me with a few odd pieces. My good friend Kate in her previous blog showed us pictures of a countertop protector which she is in the process of making. This gave me an idea to make one for myself and as my benchtop has a pinkish tinge these colours worked pretty well with it.
I used this opportunity to try my hand at a new block which I’ve never tried before and I think it came out pretty well. I love learning new things and when the project is not very large it’s less daunting and as a result I enjoy it a lot more.
Ideally the binding should have been in black to coordinate the colours that are already in the mix. However I have run out of black and being a ScrapHappy post, I rummaged and found the closest thing to pink which was red. I use that as my binding and Even though it doesn’t stand out as well as it would with a black border it doesn’t look too bad. Being a fairly new Quilter my stash of scraps is limited.
The backing is remnants of an old quilt cover and I have done free motion quilting to bind the three layers. And so I present….
Scraphappy Day is organised by Kate & Gun for anybody who wants to make new things from scraps of any kind – doesn’t have to be fabric or yarn. Here’s a list of participants – both regular and occasional – if you want to have a look at the sort of things you can do with scraps.
Contact Kate (first name on the list) if you want to join in.
Kate , Gun,Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill,Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Bekki,Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera(me !) Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2 and Noreen