Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday's Scraps - Leftovers from my Strings of Sunshine Table Topper

What do you do with your leftover scraps?

If you only have a few, put them in a jar. I save them to remember the quilt I made, as I am usually making it for someone else, like we all do. I like to make a little label and put it in the jar.  That way years from now I will remember the quilt.

I had a lot of scraps and they were some big chunks leftover from the dresden sections and the yellow background.

I started cutting and sewing to see what I could make. Maybe I could make some hot pads to go with the table topper.

As I was stitching and cutting, my battery on my camera went dead.  I could not stop sewing, so I took the next couple photos with my phone. 

I stitched yellow strips around the green rectangular pieces to make them more square.

I had to cut the yellow background chunks into strips so I could use them as borders.

I completed four nice "squarish" blocks. As I laid them out in a row to iron them, I decided that they would make a perfect table runner.

I had room to quilt them with the table topper.

At first, I was just going to quilt it with small meandering and then I got the idea to make little dresden plate designs on the table runner.  

I added my name in two places, just in case I decided to cut it into hot pads or smaller sections.

A view of the back side and it is ready for the binding.

I selected another zig zag type of embroidery stitching for the binding.  

I laid it out on the table, while I still had some natural light.

I placed a few dishes on it for a few more photos.

Most of my dishes are blue or pink. I only have a few with green patterns.  But I know my daughter will have some that will look great on the table runner.

I flipped it over as it would look pretty on the backside too.

I folded it, so you can see the front and the back.

It has the two fabrics on the backside, like the table topper.

I am pleased with my Scrappy table runner made from the scraps from my Strings of Sunshine Table Topper.

What do you do with your leftover scraps?



sew.darn.quilt said...

These turned out very nice! What a great way to use up those scraps!

Kim said...

Love the table runner (and of course the topper!) - What a great use of your scraps. And the dresden quilting? Wow!

VickiT said...

I just love seeing how you pull stuff together from scraps this way Marcia. Love the runner too.

Patrica said...

Lots of inspiration in your Saturday and Sunday posts Thanks. I have to remember to keep going when I have the scraps out because I lose the muse when I go back back the next day.

Terry Truesdale said...

I decided this year that I am going to make a scrappy project for each of my quilts before I put stuff up. Yesterday I actually made a hot pad! Love the table runner!!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Great use of scraps! They both turned out terrific.

I've been a scrap collector but I am trying to change my ways. I have an easy wedding ring style quilt started, a couple coin projects, and some tiny houses that I am slowly working on. Apparently I get bored pretty quickly and need different projects to work on lol.

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Rosebud said...

Your creativity is really beautiful and amazing. I enjoyed seeing this as truly inspirational. Thank you so much.

PersimonDreams said...

I organize them all into bins yearly by color. Right now they are filling the area that I have my long arm in...must finish that before the end of January!