March 15, 2012

Lovely Scraps

My fabric scraps have finally outgrown their bin so lately I have been trying to incorporate more scraps into my projects. One sunny morning at the breakfast table, I sketched out this idea for a sunflower made of strips of scraps.



Well... it hardly made a dent in my orange scraps. I cut into some of my freshly purchased fabrics for the background and enjoyed a bit of embroidery. I do believe that Percy Persimmon likes all the orange!


I realized half way through that I needed to glue baste all the petals down because they were flopping all over the place. I will be finishing it off with some yummy free-motion quilting... lots of petals to secure all the scraps and then something fun in the wide outer border. Off to do some doodling!

And here is a scrappy mug rug I made for the VMQG March challenge & swap. I tried different free-motion quilting on each strip! I quite like how it turned out and since I'm unable to go to tonight's meeting I guess that means I can keep it ;o)


Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

18 comments :

  1. Beautiful work as always my dear! Love your roly poly kitty hehe :)

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  2. I really love sunflowers and the colorful mug rug.
    Kisses from Spain

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  3. We missed you at the meeting! I guess you'll just have to keep that sweet little matryoshka mug rug!

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  5. Your works are amazing. You are very talented woman! I am a supporter of your blog. Hello from Ukraine. Kate

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  7. Beautiful!!!
    Have a nice week-end, Evelyne

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  8. Hello Laurraine! Your mug rug is lovely. I like the fabric with the dolls. Really nice work! And your cat... marvelous! :-)

    Have a nice weekend! Jolana

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  9. Me encanta como te ha quedado el girasol. Es genial !!! Hace un tiempo que te sigo y todo lo que haces me gusta. Si algún dia tienes tiempo te invito a visitar mi blog, no tiene nada que ver con el tuyo, pero poco a poco voy aprendiendo. Besos desde Catalunya (Spain)

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  10. The sunflower is just fantastic idea for using scraps! It could look nice also in smaller format- on a cosmetic bag or something like that..

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  11. Un pequeño mantel muy lindo,me encanta el colorido.besos yolanda

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  12. Your scraps look lovely. Isn't it funny, but when I haven't looked at my scraps for a while, it's like shopping at a remnant shop all over again. I love scraps -
    and fq's, and 1/2's and yardage, etc. Your work is beautiful -
    and I love your site.

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  13. Hello! Your work is very interesting and neat! Matryoshka made ​​me very happy)))
    Julia from Russia.

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  14. Hermoso, definitivamente
    hermosos tus trabajos felicitaciones!

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