Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Some finishes

 Yesterday I decided to make the little  thread bin from Nat Birds book-red home. Well I made one and thought they were so cute so I made 3 more. They were good fun and it took less than hour to make all four. The hardest part was deciding which fabrics to use.
 I have shared this Vintage modern table runner before but I never showed you what I made with the scraps.
 You know when you cut a  tumbler block and you have those odd shape bits left over, well.......
I sewed them altogether into blocks and made this little table mat. I actually use it as a sewing machine cover.
Its kind of like a bit of crazy patchwork.

Only 5 more days of holidays then its back to work and the regular routine.
Today I plan to do some sewing on a few more projects. I could get used to this being home every day. Its good fun.

26 comments:

Josie said...

You made 3 thread bins in less than 1 hour!! Now I really feel slow. It would have taken me that long to choose the fabrics. Gorgeous table runner and I love that you haven't wasted a single scrap. Your crazy mat is so pretty.
Hope you are safe from fires.

Noela said...

I'm the same as Josie, it takes me about an hour to make one. Love your table runner and what you have done with the scraps. Hugs....

Grit said...

I love your crazy mat and your table runner.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Fiona said...

the thread catchers are great... as you say choosing fabric sometimes takes long!! I just love the mat you made with the tumbler scraps ..
Hugz

shez said...

your thread bags look fantastic leanne,and wow what a great idea for using your scraps,i am very impressed with your scrap mat.xx

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Yummy, yummy.

Nice work. I will have to try those bins.
Debra

Deborah said...

How timely! I've never liked throwing out the tumbler scraps. Now I know what to do with them! Beautiful table runner and baskets, too!

Christine M said...

Your thread catchers look great Leanne. I've made a little table topper with off cuts from a stack and slash quilt I made. They were from trimming the blocks down! No waste there either!

Cheryll said...

WOW... the use of left over fabric was sensational... love it.
Well done :)

Bev said...

Cute, cute, cute (as usual)! You are so talented. Of course, I love the colors!

Cheery wave!

Bev

Cath said...

what a cute idea for using up the scraps!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Tracee said...

They all look fabulous.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

I've heard they're addictive......I really like that they're pretty, practical & quick to make. I have them on the to sew list.

De said...

Those thread catchers are addictive! Love the table mat from your scraps. Shame staying at home doesnt pay the bills but at least you work in a sewing store!

LuAnn said...

You've already gotten a lot done for the new year! Great projects!

a good yarn said...

Your thread bins are as cute as! I really like your table runner and using up the off cuts is such a good way to make the most of the fabric. Well done!

Shabby Quilt said...

Love the Runner and mat. Thread Bins look great. can't wait for my book to also make some.

Roseanne said...

Very!!Very nice well done good start to the year.

Chookyblue...... said...

love the thread catchers.........quick and fun.......

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

How addictive are they,,,,love your runners, I have left mine out it looks soooooooooooo good...enjoy the 5 days...

Charlie and Wendy said...

Everything you made is so pretty, I love the little quilt made from your scraps! Hugs Wendy

Cathy said...

Cute thread buckets, which one is for your best stitching buddy???

Quilt Kitty said...

Less than an hour, you are very clever. Mind you it would take me that long to pick the fabrics. It's a gorgeous little mat out of the off-cuts too. Tracee xx

Christine said...

Cute baskets and lovely runners ... love the fabrics.

Nicky said...

Love your thread catchers Leanne, they are so quick to make, good fun! The runner is gorgeous, and the scraps look awesome. I made a tumbler runner recently, but I don't think my scraps were big enough to do this with, perhaps I did it wrong? OR maybe I wasn't using my imagination enough, and didn't see the possibilities in the scraps....lol

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Great finishes Leanne, love the tumbler table runner and how you even used the left overs :)

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