Gun and Kate host Scraphappy Day and encourage us to use our scraps in some way, and then show off our creations on the 15th of every month. It's the 16th here, but I'm sure it's still the 15th somewhere in the world.
This is a portable little project that I've been picking up and putting down over the last couple of weeks, taking it to appointments and making a stitch or two when I've needed a break from weeding,painting and mowing.
I'm making a journal cover, boro style. This type of stitching is typically used for mending, but here I've layered large scraps onto a muslin backing, and then added smaller patches over them and used a running or kantha stitch to hold it all together. I might add some more patches on top as well, this will make the " fabric" that results nice and strong.
Next is a finished quilt that's not entirely scraps, but since a lot is, although larger scraps, I'm including it as a scrappy project. I bought the backing and that teal batik that's in the second border.
I made this for my son's 40th birthday, which has been and gone, and we had planned I'd go to Sydney to give it to him, but his work commitments meant this kept getting put off. This weekend he was free, so yesterday I hopped on the first flight out of Coolangatta to Sydney, and was able to present his quilt to him. We spent the day eating good food, lots of chatting and catching up, and then mid afternoon he dropped me back at the airport. I was home in time for tea.......pretty darn exhausted but feeling very satisfied!
|Closeup ...... color's not true here, it looks more navy then black|
I'm linking up with Kate and Gun and other scrappy stitchers who're playing ScrapHappy Day this month. Go and have a look and be inspired to delve into your scraps and make something wonderful.
I have other sewing projects to show, but will save them for another time....someone's waiting with admirable patience for her morning walk. Hard to resist that face!