I had fun with scrappy fabrics for this ScrapHappy post. My scrap bags were rather full of lots of very bright (and many floral) fabrics left over from clothes making. I always seem to end up with lots of wierd shaped offcuts when clothes making. The easiest thing to do was press and slice up into 2.5″ squares . . . and once that was done, I spent some very enjoyable hours piecing squares together randomly.
I could probably have continued indefinitely, and assembled enough to make a quilt top but I had placemats in mind when I began. Quilts are pretty, but placemats are more useful (in my opinion). The fronts are completely scrappy . . . for the binding & backing fabric however, I was stash busting with larger pieces of leftovers.
Flamingos on the back and a plain turquoise for binding. And three very bright placemats with fabrics to remind me of past sewing projects. There are bunnies & birds from baby quilts; feathers, flamingos, florals, butterflies & llamas from clothes-making projects; dots & spots from patchwork projects . . . so many happy sewing memories!
Anyway . . . one of these mats, was packaged up and sent to Yvonne, as an unbirthday gift. This one, in fact.
The other two are for the husband & myself for every day use. Mats finished at approx 14″ x 20″ but they’ll probably shrink up a bit in the first wash.
I’m linking to a very creative group of people, organised by Kate & Gun for ScrapHappy.