|finished placemats 1-6|
My own scraps are too familiar, so they're boring. The fun comes from pulling usable fabric out of bags of scraps for dog pillows from other quilters. Most of the usable scraps are trimmed into squares and strips and stacked in boxes, but every so often I find something that takes little time--just a little imagination and tweaking-- and it becomes a placemat for Meals on Wheels.
|finished placemats 7-12|
The large blue Carol Doak pieced star was probably a sample for a class.
Leftovers from a colorwash quilt were split into the darker and lighter sections, and they became two mats.
Piano key border leftovers are now two pastel place-mats.
The modern-looking gold and black place-mats were designed from 3 large chunks of uneven strip sets.
The red/lime/black chunks from a Christmas quilt were my scraps. Every other mat came from dog pillow scraps.
I have a few more finished mats, not pictured. A healthy stack will be taken to our guild mtg this week.
|finished placemats 13-18|
Hand quilting and binding are done on my little "Pink Patches" doll quilt. It'll join a growing stack of small quilts made from UFOs. (all Civil War repro fabrics)
|"Pink Patches" is finished at 18 x 22"|
|turning a wallhanging into a small lap quilt|
It needed a border to reach our guild's target size for nursing home lap quilts of 35 x 45" or so. I joined misc. patriotic parts and pieces (more scraps) till I had the needed lengths. They look disorganized but there is symmetry between the top and bottom borders, and the left and right borders mirror each other. I'll tweak them a bit, probably adding solid-looking squares in the corners. Simple quilting after that, and it will be done. Ahhhh -- more scraps put to good use.