Friday, October 21, 2011

wasting not is so rewarding!

So a little while ago, yours truely was featured on Moda Bake Shop with my "About Town {Hometown} Ruffle Scarf". (Did you like my reminder and shameless plug??) Anyway, if you read the tutorial, you saw that I was bound to have leftover strips after cutting the Hometown jelly roll into pieces for my scarf. The strips weren't all that long, but I was determined to make them into something beautiful. So yesterday I decided to get creative and managed to use 'em alllll up. Are you ready...? Here goes...

This is what I started with... mmmmm, a delicious fat free jelly roll...


Here's my scarf... project #1. (I wore it about town yesterday with jeans, a long dark grey sweater, wooly brown clogs...and bare feet 'cause I'm just not ready to give in to fall!)


I used this pattern and made a mini version of it with leaf shaped cuts of Hometown sewn onto a solid osnaburg backing... it needs to go through the washer and dryer and then it'll be frayed to perfection... project #2.

Then I took the leftover leaves and borderd this little cutie. The squares finished at just 1 1/2" and I used a red from my stash for the binding... I love it! Once it goes through the wash and dryer I think the crosshatch quilting will really pop! Project #3.


Next, it was a mini mat with the font inspired by a Sweetwater pattern ("City Block") that they gifted to me during their Random Acts of Kindness promotion. Sweet, right? Project #4.

And finally... last but not least... I made three adorable fabric covered button rings... you can see them, and also the barest of leftover scraps from the jelly roll if you enlarge this last picture. Project #5.

It has been a good, good couple of days in my sewing room!

10 comments:

Heather D. said...

What can I say? You know I love this!! All of it. :)

notes of sincerity said...

Oh wow! You have created such adorable things there!! :o) Great job. :o)

QuiltNut Creations said...

fabulous Kim! you got your monies worth out of that jelly roll

Impera_Magna said...

Love your creativity and your determination to use every square inch of that gorgeous fabric!

Mrs. Mobunny said...

The nine-circle quilt is one of my favorite patterns! My Great Aunt F. made me one as a little girl with a nine-patch center.
I have enjoyed your crafty blog!

Andrea Hildebrandt said...

Holy Kimolie...way to go girl!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

my goodness woman you are such a talented sewer, quilter etc..I love everything and I mean everything you posted..and I bet you got lots of compliments on your scarf and I bet you looked awesome in it.;) have a great weekend.)

Tracy said...

OK I am a scarf collecter and wearer please will you tell me how you made the delightful scarf

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Adorable, as usual! Love to see things not go to waste...

Marianne said...

Great projects from your Hometown scraps. Love them!