Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Scrap Busting

Most people are into stash busting, but I don't really have much of a stash...I do however tend to have lots of bits leftover from quilts I've made. Sometimes whole fat quarters from a bundle, other times just excess bits and pieces. And usually I put them away and hope that at some point all my scraps will come together, but given my quilts vary from traditional fabrics to the more bright and funky sort, I don't really see this happening any time soon.

When I made Red Velvet recently, I carefully put aside all of the offcut triangles, then later stitched them into HSTs then into little pinwheels. And they've been sitting by my machine ever since. With a little motivation (and perhaps procrastination from my current project?), I did a bit of scribbling and came up with this cute table runner.

It uses left over outer border for the sashing, and inner border for the border. I'll use the same backing and binding as the quilt too. I'm heading to Queensland next week for a holiday, so I thought I'd tuck this into my bag for a bit of handstitching in the evening. It might also keep me busy when I get back as I'm finally sending my machine for a service; I figure if I send it off while I'm away, I minimise my "machine-less" time.

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clare's craftroom said...

Great news you are having a holiday ! I'd be sending my machine off when I was away too , good thinking . Love the runner the colours are lovely together.

Renee said...

the table runner is gorgeous - love the colours! And I'm off to Facebook now to check out your page :)

Aunty said...

Love the table runner. The colours are beautiful. It's great to use up your stash, even if you only have a small one.

a good yarn said...

Fantastic! Love seeing secondary projects from leftovers. Ann

Little Lady Patchwork said...


I love the colors! I also love the fact that you were able to re-cylce your unused blocks.

Can't wait to see what is next.