Evolution of Scraps

I recently ordered a bag of scraps, and found inspiration from these small pieces of cotton velveteen.

They led to a 9-patch of various velveteen scraps.

That led to this patchwork set on point on a piece of black and grey suiting fabric. Then I framed it by hand sewing a chain around it.

That led to quilting lines around that center, making it really pop off my canvas. Naturally, I had to frame it with a contrasting piping.

That led to a new one-of-a-king bag!

It’s a square bag measuring 11 inches all the way around, has contrasting burgundy piping and zipper, and two big pockets on the inside, one with a zipper closure and one open.

I used luscious voile fabric for the lining, which I really love working with. It’s the softest and smoothest fabric to work with.

(more photos and deets here)

I’m not sure how the idea for this bag came from some simple velveteen scraps, but it was fun to keep pushing, trying something different at each step and experimenting along the way. I like the sophisticated look of this design, so I will definitely try this again with new colors.

Sunday Stash – Little Folks

I haven’t posted anything for the Sunday Stash show-and-tell in awhile.

I thought it would be fun to share my latest acquisitions.

It seems like these Little Folks voile fabrics are getting harder to find. Many shops are sold out of many prints, so I thought I should stock up on this set of fat quarters. I am thinking about making either simple patchwork quilt of squares pieced together and framed with a solid binding, or maybe I will get brave and make this dress pattern, but in a shorter length. I bet this stack would make another great dresden plate color wheel quilt too! Until then, I am going to enjoy just looking at this beautiful stack of fabrics.