It started with an idea and a little stack of scrap fabric:
Using the Unconventional Lines lesson from Sewing Mojo Minis patterns found HERE. I planned to combine DARK Neutral scraps with Christmas prints. A pop of red going one way and a touch of green going the other would be just enough to give this moody little mini a bit of a holiday flare.
Then began designing on the fly with a handful of short strips:
Then I started again with the longer strips:
The panel of shorter strips needed additional length (or would that be width?) added before being joined to the other section:
The longer strip panel waited:
And then the two were merged into one:
The piece was layered and pinned for quilting:
Black thread on the DARK Neutral strips...
... A few lines of green thread on the green pieces...
... And red thread on the strongest accent strip before I could move on to choosing a binding fabric:
This scrap was the obvious choice:
Be careful when trimming threads. Disaster struck...
I was using a different pair of scissors than normal and snipped the binding along with the threads:
Since this was a wall hanging and wouldn't be washed (paired with the fact that the cut bit was mostly tucked into the fold), I left it:
Here is the finished piece, hanging in the kitchen:
Whoops! It's a little bit crooked:
In case you'd like a closer look...
... Or maybe you'd like another perspective:
Even though I designed it as in the last photo, no worries about which way is "right side up"! I'm sure it will be turned a different direction each time I hang it up (because that's how I roll.)
Linking Up with Kelly
Sharing with Cynthia
Oh Scrap! (on Sunday)
Until next time...
Design outside the box!!