I use quilting charm packs quite often for small sewing projects. I love working with charm packs because each package contains 20-30, 5"x 5" squares all in perfectly coordinated fabrics. It lets me use tons of lovely patterns all at once.
Lately I have been sewing lunch-bags, makeup bags and the tops of dolly quilts. But every time I complete a project, I have lots of little scraps left over from each charm pack. And I CAN"T BEAR to throw them out!!!
Recently I was left with a bunch of these:
Each piece is about 1 1/2" x 5" and pretty useless. Or are they??
Nope. Not to an expert patchworker like me!! ( Ha, ha!- Aunt Mary - if you are reading this, your skills make me look like a patch-Slacker!)
Even little strips can be used up! Here is my simplified "Log Cabin" quilt block. I had to wing it a bit because by the time I got to the outside rings, my strips were too short, so I sewed a few together to make the correct length.
My plan was to make this patched square into a pillow top so I had to add some edging to increase its size. I went with a row of white and then a thin edge of coordinating pattern.
There she be. Not bad, eh? Considering I used very small scraps and it took less than 45 minutes to put together.
And here it is, backed and placed onto a pillow form. I love how it adds a little bit of zing to my mostly green and aqua living room. Maybe I'll lean towards some more of these colours as I spruce up for spring. Hmmm......
My new owl wanted to get into the photo action, too. I grabbed him at a discount decor store just after Christmas. Love him to bits!Thanks for the visit on such a cold January day. I hope you are seeing some lovely snowfall in your neck of the woods! Please leave a comment and BECOME A FOLLOWER! I'd love that!