I have been saving my scraps from the hexagon quilt I’m working on. All those weird shapes that come from cutting the hexagon pieces that are too big to throw away, but not big enough to get cut into strips or squares got put into a ziplock bag and tossed into my ‘works-in-progress’ tote along with the other more organised scraps.
I had a specific idea in mind, to use them to create made fabric. A few weekends ago I pulled them out and decided to give the technique a try on a small scale.
I started in the centre and sewed the strips randomly to each other. Every piece in the centre is a scrap from my hexagon quilt.
I then framed it with a border of lovely spots and used the same fabric for the back. This came from The Calico Cat. A few years ago we did a swap, I crocheted a hippo for her and she sent me a bunch of fabulous fabric in return. Shortly after that fabric arrived my sewing mojo left. Now that it has returned I’m having fun using it up.
Kidlet was so taken with this that she claimed it for her own. Stuffed it and sewed it shut herself.
She refused to accept any advice or guidance as to how to sew it closed and she did a pretty good job. She does sew on occasion, so she will make use of this pincushion. Now I need to make another one for myself.