Then I practiced some extreme scrap use. The strips for this mini have been sitting beside my sewing machine for months! As evidence, I present this photo from back in January:
Saturday night, I pressed (seemingly) random strips onto a fusible base.
NOTE TO SELF: Add a fabric backing (or use a pressing cloth) BEFORE ironing pieces onto a thin fusible product!! Your ironing board will thank you.
I found that I couldn't stop there. Would you believe that I was up sewing until midnight?!?! I just HAD to finish quilting this little scrappy mini:
Once the skinny strips were pressed onto the base, I layered the piece with batting and then decided that I would "quilt on" the extra bits with a backing in place:
On Sunday afternoon, I found a scrap for binding...
... That works with both sides:
Oh! That's right... I forgot to take a picture when I was designing the back of this little quilt. Thanks to Diane (or Jean? Ruth S?) for passing along the extra blocks! Whichever one contributed them, she probably wouldn't recognize them now. I trimmed quite a bit off to fit the back of my new mini quilt.
Gratuitous Gallery Wire shot...
... And one showcasing the flip side:
Special thanks to Darlene Michaud who popped up in my YouTube feed several months ago with this interesting technique for turning narrow scraps into new fabric. I will warn you, she's a little "out there". (Meaning she's even crazier about using scraps than I am!) However, this technique fascinated me. I just HAD to give it a try.
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