Itsy Bitsy Scraps

My scraps are growing at an alarming rate, I´m not much of a hoarder so I like to keep things simple and organised. So when I had finished appliqueing the top of the Esmeralda´s garden quilt, from Suzy´s sitcom, (which I still need to quilt and bind so I haven’t posted it yet), I had a whole bunch of itsy bitsy scarps that were basically unusable. Still I couldn’t bring my self to throw them away, I’m very frugal 🙂

All these scraps had Steam-a-Seam 2 lite on them already, so I thought I would just stick them down on some muslin. Actually I began sticking them down before I even finished the quilt top, whenever I had a few bits of scrap I would stick them down on the piece of muslin I had next to me. Needless to say I didn’t overthink it at all, I just sort of stuck them down.

I then put tulle over them, because I figured it would be easier to quilt, since some of the pieces didn’t stick down to well, and also because I wanted to have a more harmonious kind of look to the whole thing, kind of dreamy if you get what I mean. On the one I used brown tulle, I wanted to tone down the pink pieces, on the other I used Yellow tulle. It doesn´t really show up on the photo, but it does have yellow tulle on top.

I pinned them to canvas fabric and quilted haphazardly.

and this is how it turned out, 2 crazy wall hangings. I actually like them, I especially like the fact that instead of creating rubbish I created art, well that´s what I´m calling it 😀

6 thoughts on “Itsy Bitsy Scraps

  1. cedar51 says:

    If you have f/b look for Art in Textiles and just found a link to her website https://www.artintextiles.co.uk/ – Barbara is transitioning into a new home, but still is making- but also posting daily on f/b. It might give you some ideas on how to arrange your scraps. And she keeps records of the fabric she uses in each “painting” – she starts with a fabric that might be solid or in the case of the last few days it was a batik fabric.

    Not that there is anything wrong with your take on scraps. But if you wanted to explore you could look at what others do.

    Apologies Alice – a bit behind with reading blogs…

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