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?

Enjoy!
Marcia

9 comments:

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!