Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Using up leftovers for some scrappy goodness!

 Do you ever have leftover blocks or "pieces" after working on a project? I do demos at the local quilt shop, Cut Up and Quilt sometimes on special rulers or techniques. I usually make up models for the class, but also cut and show during the demo so they can see it in action.

I made these flying geese during a demo and got them out the other night to play with. I love trying to make something out of what I have...sort of like a puzzle with no picture to go by. I want to make some pillows for Christmas gifts and these colors were perfect. So I tried a few different layouts with them and settled on two that I am going to make.
 Not sure if you can tell, but the pink floral ones have light pink geese, where the rest have white. I debated using them, worried that they might stand out too much. Or look dirty. I decided to use them beause these pillows are meant to be scrappy and I like the prints!
 I had made one set of four using two colors so I wasn't sure if I could use them. I tried them in the first design and decided no, but they worked for the second design.
 I trimmed off the bunny ears and started piecing the pillow tops last night. Hope to finish them tonight.
Are you like me and still working on Christmas gifts? 

3 comments:

Gisela Suski said...

My gifts this year is buying flax seed and make heating pads large size to fit around your neck. When I had my surgery the best thing ever were heating pads. I love your flying geese leftovers. Have a Happy Holiday - I am recuperating from family being here for a week and loving it but my body hurts all over.

Heather's Haven said...

Last year I did table runner's and pillows. This year I'm taking a break from making gifts. I have all kinds of scrap fabric my goal is to make some scrap quilts.

Heather

Maggi said...

Good use of the flying geese. Still working on my presents, and cards!