Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Pincushions

I've now finished 15 blocks for the trellis quilt, but have to take a break, as I've run out of the white fabric (I do need 2 inches WOF for each block, so I've ordered 2 more meters --> 20 more blocks, only, I think I will need 21)
In the search for more usable scraps I dumped out my crumbs scrap baskets (basically, everything I deem to be too small to be worth saving with the bigger scraps, but still big enough NOT to end up in the stuffing bag). There I found a lot of small triangle cut offs, which I then turned into small (1 1/4 inch) half square triangle blocks. And those HSTs I then turned into pincushions.
 First one was from the green scraps basket and turned out 3 x 3 3/4 inches (one of the HSTs is 3/4 of an inch after sewing)
Second one is from the blue basket and has a five by five grid (3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches)
 The third one in reds and neutrals is again 3 x 3 3/4 inches, but I made it into a tiny mattrass 1 inch high.
They are all stuffed with more scraps, those too small be be useful for anything sewn.
I'm quite pleased with the results and also that I found something useful to do with those tiny scraps.

1 comment:

Mary Col said...

Darling!