Friday, 26 April 2013

Using up Scraps

Today is my beautiful best friends birthday!

I decided that this year I am making gifts for friends from my fabric scraps. First was my friend's green cushion and then yesterday I made a small table runner for my friends birthday today.

Starting with a colour I know she has in her dining room - I really hope my memory is right! I pulled the scraps from the pixelated heart quilt and started building a strip piece.


I decided I wanted the quilting to stand out and I tried a new quilt pattern - risky move!


I decide to counter the strip piecing and quilt large curing flowers that run into each other. Great fun! And they added a really nice texture to work. The back is light grey so showed up the texture of the quilting really well.


This is my first go at the design and I got some of the scale off, but I love the overall effect of the flowers running into each other.





The scale of the quilt is just right to put into the middle of the table and put a vase on!


This morning I found this amazing wrapping paper. Patchwork and flowers! Perfect for my gorgeous friend!


Making presents from scraps is working so far!

Linking up with Free Motion Friday.


14 comments:

  1. She will love it! The quilted flowers really give it some flair! Very Pretty:)

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    1. Thank you! I loved quilting them!

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  2. Hello Anna,

    Lovely table mat and the FMQ is totally fab.

    Love from Somerset,
    Muv

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  3. I really like the colors and the quilting looks fantastic!

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    1. The colours are really lovely! I love having scraps to use up!

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  4. The table mat is way cute, and your quilting is wonderful.

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    1. Thank you! It was really fun to make!

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  5. How cute! The quilting worked out perfect!

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    1. Thank you! They were really fun to quilt. I love trying new ideas!

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  6. Very lovely! I so love blue! :)

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  7. I love the FMQ. One day I will be brave enough to try it.

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    1. You should try it! It is great fun once you have all the right equipment!

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