The thing about patchwork is that you end up with lots of little scraps.
I can never bear to throw them away.
Yesterday’s project came from a flash of inspiration over breakfast – why not try making them into a miniature crazy patchwork!
Now, I have to admit, I’m not crazy about crazy patchwork. It’s not one of my favourite forms of the craft.
But those itsy bitsy teeny weeny scraps were just so pretty.
I built up the patchwork by overlapping random scraps and joining them with a zigzag stitch.
I had no particular design or colour scheme in mind.
When it was big enough I trimmed the edges with the rotary cutter.
It was then backed with iron-on interfacing, to seal in the raw edges and give it strength before making into a cushion cover.
There are a couple of little puckers, but I like to think they add character
Alas, one thing that wasn’t so teeny was the mess I managed to create whilst in the throes of creative endeavour.
All that rummaging was fun, but it plays havoc with your workspace.
And how did I end up with more scraps than I started with?