I hope you are all safe after storm Ophelia made her presence known here today! Perhaps you got to stay inside and sew!
Yesterday I had a little free time and got to play with some scraps.
I define scraps as leftovers from another project. These Tilda strips were the leftover cuts from a quilt I made recently. Waaaaay to pretty to chuck!
I had no real plan, other than my need for a couple of mats for my new kitchen.
There's something so satisfying about sewing strips together and just seeing where they take you.
A little addition of Essex Yarn Dyed Linen (Flax) and 'Oven Glove' wadding turned this mat into a trivet style hot pad. I love the texture the extra thick wadding gives when quilted!
With the leftover strips I had pieced, I just quilted them in the same way with standard wadding and voila! I now have a handy mat for my Tea, Coffee and Sugar canisters to sit on.
Oh and there's one more to show you!
I turned a little EPP (English Paper Piecing) class sample into another hot mat (there's oven glove wadding inside this one too!).
A mixture of Tilda and non-Tilda scraps in this one, on a background of more Essex Yarn Dyed Linen (Flax).
So now I have a choice of pretty mats to choose from!
No better way to spend a relaxing few hours!