There's been one finish this week using (those orange and pink) scraps that had been piling up. The combination of such warm and happy colours remind me of summer - think peaches, apricots and raspberries. A very fitting finish for the last week of August!
|Starting with the smallest scraps, I make scrappy "blocks".|
I love seeing all those tiny bits of pretty fabric finding new life and purpose in my pillow. Piecing for this was totally improvised - I just matched up cut sizes as best as I could, trimming only when necessary. This method lets the "block" develop rather organically and makes each one quite unique.
Once the smallest bits have made the center of my blocks, I can add in longer strips - or even piece odd bits to make strips. It really doesn't matter to me, as long as my patchwork piece grows (while my scrap pile shrinks ;o)!
My new sewing machine has a built in wavy stitch that I had been wanting to try, so that made my choice for quilting my pillow cover easy. I think it makes a playful complement to the happy dance of colour on this pillow.
The pillow was finished off using a scrap of orange corduroy for the backing, a stashed zipper and a piece of leftover self-made piping. Love all the stash busting this pillow incorporates. ;o)
I'm linking up my latest finish with Amanda Jean and friends over at Crazy Mom Quilts for
and with Gosia over at Quilts My Way for her summer sewing link-up party;