By Judith
 on October 16, 2017

Hello everyone!


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.


Scrappy Tilda Mat


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.


Scrappy Tilda Mat


There's something so satisfying about sewing strips together and just seeing where they take you.


Scrappy Tilda Mat


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!


Scrappy Tilda Mat


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.


Scrappy Tilda Mat

Scrappy Tilda Mat


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!


Happy quilting!


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2 comments on “Mats!”

  1. These are so pretty! Next time I visit I may accidentally let one slip into my bag - though in this house somebody would be certain to put a pot dripping with pasta sauce on it. Perhaps, on second thoughts, they should stay with you 😉

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