It's fun to be back in the swing of scrappy sewing again - I really missed it in July! I've got kind of a mixed bag to share today, so let's get started!
First of all, I finished the rustic plaid pillow and seat cushion...
I'm really happy with the way these turned out. It used up a lot of plaid scraps from my mother-in-law's stash, which was fortunately exactly what the customer wanted. But I'm most excited about the back of the pillow...
I used a man's shirt front, cut with the button placket intact, to use as the back. No buttonholes to make, and the back can be opened to add a pillow insert! If the pillow had been square instead of rectangular, I would have incorporated the pocket, also, and run the placket vertically instead of horizontally. The pocket would have been a handy hiding place for a book, candy, or a handkerchief!
And today I've been working on these placemats (shown above, top on the left and back on the right). I've quilted four of them, only four to go!
Something I'm adding to my list for the month - I've got a ridiculously large pile of t-shirt backs left over from all the t-shirt quilts I've made this summer, and I want to cut them into squares to sew together for picnic or stadium quilts. I'm thinking I will cut 12.5" squares, 6.5" squares, and 4.5" squares, which should use up most of the left over fabric. I can use them as singles (12.5"), four-patches (6.5"), and nine-patches (4.5") and mix them up for interest. It just seems wasteful to throw those pieces away - there's a lot of fabric there!
And now I've got a great inspiration pic to show you. I came across this on Instagram today - it didn't have a caption, so I don't know where it is, but WOW! You should enlarge the picture to see the detail, particularly in the face. It is truly amazing - and what a scrap buster!!!
So that's what's going on, scrap-wise, around here this week. What have you been working on? Making any headway against that scrap monster? Tell us about it!