I’ve been busy sewing and not blogging, but today I have got some scrappy makes to share.
First up is a couple of gifts I made for Christmas; one hour baskets for my girls:
And this one for Bethan:
Made from scraps from her Hazel Hedgehog quilt. Need I state the obvious that neither of these took an hour? The piecing was the longest bit though and I think that once the panels were pieced an hour is about right.
These photo’s were taken recently after a month or so of use; I don’t know what the interfacing is, it’s just from stash but it gives them quite a good structure, not at all floppy.
A family gift at Christmas was a new iPad, the one we had was ancient, incredibly slow and not much use for anything. So a new gadget meant a new case:
In a drawer I had a bag full of 1.5″ squares, I’m not sure why. I must have cut them a long time ago for something and never used them, there were a lot of old prints in there and a lot of pink. I thought I’d piece them and then quilt them all in to the right size panels.
At some point things the quilting went a bit wonky, none of it is particularly visible in the photo’s and too be honest I didn’t really mind the wonk. I added a large zip pocket to the front of the case for the cable and iPad pen otherwise both are likely to be lost!
So that is one less bag of scraps in the house, it also proves that it can be worth saving all those offcuts – some I know were from boxing the bottom of bags and pouches. I have also created more scraps; some from making the Preppy the Whale quilt (blog post to come once the weather is calmer and drier):
Those HST units at the top right of the photo are just 1.23″ square! I stitched the offcuts as I sewed the whale sections while the pieces were together, it didn’t take much time and now I have a bag full of bits to do something with!
There were more from making snowball blocks for Hannah in the Siblings Together bee:
These are approx 2.25″ square so a slightly easier more usable size!
I’m off to link up and be inspired by everyone else’s scrappy makes, you never know I might find an idea for all those little bits above!