March 15, 2012

Lovely Scraps

My fabric scraps have finally outgrown their bin so lately I have been trying to incorporate more scraps into my projects. One sunny morning at the breakfast table, I sketched out this idea for a sunflower made of strips of scraps.



Well... it hardly made a dent in my orange scraps. I cut into some of my freshly purchased fabrics for the background and enjoyed a bit of embroidery. I do believe that Percy Persimmon likes all the orange!


I realized half way through that I needed to glue baste all the petals down because they were flopping all over the place. I will be finishing it off with some yummy free-motion quilting... lots of petals to secure all the scraps and then something fun in the wide outer border. Off to do some doodling!

And here is a scrappy mug rug I made for the VMQG March challenge & swap. I tried different free-motion quilting on each strip! I quite like how it turned out and since I'm unable to go to tonight's meeting I guess that means I can keep it ;o)


Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

18 comments:

Andrea Louise said...

Beautiful!!!

Sonja said...

Beautiful work as always my dear! Love your roly poly kitty hehe :)

cristina said...

I really love sunflowers and the colorful mug rug.
Kisses from Spain

Holly said...

We missed you at the meeting! I guess you'll just have to keep that sweet little matryoshka mug rug!

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Бирюзинка said...

Your works are amazing. You are very talented woman! I am a supporter of your blog. Hello from Ukraine. Kate

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Evelyne said...

Beautiful!!!
Have a nice week-end, Evelyne

Jolana said...

Hello Laurraine! Your mug rug is lovely. I like the fabric with the dolls. Really nice work! And your cat... marvelous! :-)

Have a nice weekend! Jolana

maria alba said...

Me encanta como te ha quedado el girasol. Es genial !!! Hace un tiempo que te sigo y todo lo que haces me gusta. Si algún dia tienes tiempo te invito a visitar mi blog, no tiene nada que ver con el tuyo, pero poco a poco voy aprendiendo. Besos desde Catalunya (Spain)

Makolina said...

beautiful as always!

Agapequilt said...

very very beautifull.

Lena said...

Beatiful!

afterworkinghours said...

The sunflower is just fantastic idea for using scraps! It could look nice also in smaller format- on a cosmetic bag or something like that..

Yolanda said...

Un pequeño mantel muy lindo,me encanta el colorido.besos yolanda

Anonymous said...

Your scraps look lovely. Isn't it funny, but when I haven't looked at my scraps for a while, it's like shopping at a remnant shop all over again. I love scraps -
and fq's, and 1/2's and yardage, etc. Your work is beautiful -
and I love your site.

ЮльОК said...

Hello! Your work is very interesting and neat! Matryoshka made ​​me very happy)))
Julia from Russia.

MIS CREACIONES said...

Hermoso, definitivamente
hermosos tus trabajos felicitaciones!