I've been scrap busting, well trying.
This matches the various place mats and mug rugs I have made for myself, so it could make a good table centre.
IF I ever cleared the table to eat at that is!
Scrap busting is all fine and dandy but it doesn't help when you go to stitchy club and find 4 densely packed packets of mixed scrap cottons for sale at £2 each - and you cant resist buying them -
to add to your scrap stash lol
The A3 ish mat above is 'old' scrap stash pieces, all worked round a discarded New Hexagon hexi from last year.
I am determined to use up all the discards as well as the
successfully completed rosettes - in time!
I quite fancy making a selection of mis-matched colour specific blocks, in this skew whiff log-cabin-hexi layout and piecing them together
(quilt as you go ) to form a scrappy quilt.
I picked up some what appears to be Harris tweed fabric at the charity shop last week, unused, 2mts for £4.
( 2 different patterned pieces )
I already had the needlework panel, another bargain buy from that same charity shop last year ( either £1 or £1.50) and had been waiting to find suitable surround fabric for it, to make another cushion.
I cant decide whether to add some decoration in the edgings,
what do you think, does it need more or is the
lovely fine tapestry enough?
I 30 degree machine washed the fabric
( and the tapestry) to see if it would shrink.
It did slightly but not to its detriment and proved that it will
wash from time to time.
I machine stitched the tapestry in place but have hand stitched
simply over any machine stitching on the right side.
We had an interesting talk at stitchy club on Saturday by Helen Howes, who is not only talented in many crafts but also humorous,
always a real bonus for a speaker!
Being the librarian I don't get as much opportunity now to take photos but I adored beyond words this dress she had made for her daughter with scrap fabrics she had rescued from bins at the back of Regent Street in London, way back when!
Can you imagine how fun a tabard-y top would be for an aged biddy too!! Love that idea lol
The 1960s relived maybe?
Helen is a former kite maker and now successful quilter known especially perhaps for her trees, indeed her talk was 'Seeing the Forest in the Trees' and it was really enjoyable.
AND most of her samples came out of this remarkable old BOAC suitcase!
Which was heavier empty than any baggage allowance today!
My elderly neighbours like owls, well who doesn't!
However standing in my kitchen this week I got the distinct notion I was being watched with their latest garden buy .....