This month's Table Scraps Challenge over at The Joyful Quilter included using dark neutral scraps and making something "mini." Here's where my scrappy journey took me...
Into the jar where I keep the selvage scraps!
I cut some favorites into 6 inch strips and sewed them, qayg style, to a piece of batting.
I stitched this panel to a backing made out of my favorite (dark neutral? maybe?) chrysanthemum print, leaving a few inches open on one side.
After filling it up with crushed walnut shells and stitching the opening closed, I ended up with a pretty neat pincushion.
This measures 9x5, so not a mini in the pincushion world,
but smaller than most things I make!
It fits right under the extension table of my sewing machine.
But then - I wasn't quite done with the dark neutral mini idea, so I cut some squares of the chrysanthemum print and some other scraps that went with it (how about that chocolate brown Grunge?), and hand-pieced a little mug rug mat.
Some hand quilting in a cross-hatch with ecru perle cotton #12 and a self binding from the brown backing fabric finished it off.
This measures 6 x 8.
Love these "just for fun" projects - playing with scraps is the best! Sharing at my favorite scrappy link-ups this weekend: