Thursday, November 25, 2021

November Table Scraps

A scrappy treat bag arrived in the mail earlier in the month and I immediately started sewing the scraps together. I didn't sort them, just started sewing the pieces that were right sides together. Why is it that other people's scraps are WAY more fun than my own?? Once I had the pairs sewn, they just seemed to sew themselves together into 3.5" broken dishes blocks.

I made 12 blocks which were the perfect size for a placemat for November's Table Scraps Challenge. Because of the bias edges on all the blocks, the placemat did not lay completely flat. Some very wonky "stitch in the ditch" (horizontal, vertical, and diagonal) soon fixed that problem, but don't look too closely!

Total # of scrap triangles rescued from the trash = 192! 
In December this placemat will join it's friends (that you can see here) in going to Meals on Wheels.

PS - I love the pumpkin fabric backing that I found, and the binding is one of my favourite Henry Glass fabrics called "Harvest Blessings" - perfect for a November placemat finish!

Linking up to the Table Scraps Challenge, and Wendy will link me up to the mini quilts challenge at Constant Quilters.


Julierose said...

Oh your gift will be so enjoyed by the recipients I am sure..what a lovely gift hugs, Julierose

Janet O. said...

A great use of those scraps. Love those colors!

Deb A said...

Beautiful job!

The Joyful Quilter said...

You made quick work of those gift scraps, Kathy!! Your November TABLE SCRAPS entry is a lovely addition to your collection of placemats for Meals on Wheels. Thanks for joining the Link Party!

Ivani said...

It is a beautiful use of scraps. Your placemat is a beauty. Well done as Always, Kathy.

Kathy S. said...

Great save, Kathy. Oh the lucky person that gets this placemat with their meal. What a treat!