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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

January Scrappy Challenge


Judy L at Patchwork Times is doing a Scrappy Challenge this year--you can read about it here. I have no problem being scrappy or using scraps so this will be fun for me. She first talked about it here.  When I read hot pads, I thought that would be a good idea for me. I need new ones. I need a  large one for the table.

Today I had planned to finish the borders on Celtic Solstice but I just wasn't in the border mood. I needed something quick and easy. That's when I spotted my print out of the block for January. Perfect! All of the sudden, I had my scraps cut and ready to sew!

A new 12 inch hot pad was born. Chopped off points and all!  I love the vintage green and yellow fabrics. I might be a little sad when they are all gone. I quilted it with a squiggle stitch-it's fun to play with the stitches on the machine. Then I narrowed the stitch and used it to stitch down the binding. Not fancy just fun and functional.


3 comments:

scraphappy said...

Love it. The satisfaction of a quick useful finish is hard to beat.

Kristie said...

That turned out really nice! I love working with scraps.

Have a wonderful and Blessed day
Kristie

Mary said...

When your pretty fabric is all gone you will still have this in the hotpad! Cute!