Monday, June 27, 2011

Sewing with "leftovers"...

Saturday I had a class at the shop (Pieceful Quilting) for the July block of Calendar Girls.
The pattern had us making 2" finished HST's.  Sew...there were a lot of little triangle snippets cut off of these. 
I immediately sewed them into pairs and trimmed into 1" HST's.  In class I discussed how you can save these and use them to make a candle mat or pop them into a scrappy quilt.
Saturday night I decided to sew them with a couple of squares from another project and make a cute little candle mat...and sew I did!
This finished at 8" square and I 'tea dyed' it...because that's the look I like!
Since this one came out sew cute I decided to make a large one with some left over pieces I had from another project.
This one finishes at 14"square.  I didn't dye it...but I might?
Any thoughts on that???
Both are backed with stash fabrics and machine quilted.  The binding on the little one is machine sewn but the binding on the larger mat is hand finished.
Well, at least my Saturday night wasn't boring.  I sewed and sewed and sewed!
It's amazing what you can make in an evening while the TV is OFF!!!

Sunday was a busy errand day I spent with my husband and last night I worked some more on the big Wedding Quilt.  No new photos of that yet.

Enjoy the beautiful day and remember...


Deanna said...

Turning off the TV produces amazing things. I like your leftover results.

Jean said...

it was so nice of you to make these for job...xoxo