"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Friday, June 25, 2010

Making the most of a rainy day.

Today was a wet and cold day in Melbourne, so I decided the best thing to do was stay indoors and play. I read a book, baked a cake:

Tidied up the mess in my craft room, by getting rid of a whole lot of folders relating to my past work, that I won't need any more. Made room for a dozen more craft magazines - yay! Being in a tidying up mood, I got all my small leftover scraps of material out, and cut them up into 2" and 2-1/2" squares (and strips if they were too long and thin for squares.)
Having done that, I went on to make something that I'd seen on Sew Mama Sew's blog here and printed off to do some day. I drew a grid of 2" squares on the back of a sheet of light stabilizer. (I forgot to photograph it before I put the fabrics on it, but you get the idea...even to where I stuffed up and drew a couple of lines in the wrong place!)
Arranged my 2" fabric pieces on the grid until I was satisfied, then ironed them on to it.
Then pressed each section into a fold between the fabrics, and machine stitched along the back of each fold. Finally, trimmed the whole thing square on my cutting mat, and voila! Easy peasy patchwork! Don't know what I'll do with it yet - probably put a border and backing on it, and just use it as a hot dish mat on the kitchen table, or something.

3 comments:

Miss 376 said...

How organised, and what a brilliant way to use up the remnants.

Catherine said...

Good thinking and very practical.

I would love to have your damp and cold weather for a couple of Days!

Meow (aka Connie) said...

What a clever idea, Gina ... much easier than doing it the normal, one by one, method !!!