A few weeks ago I made the Coming Home quilt . Between the quilt fabrics and the sample fat quarters that I made for the palette, I had lots left over. I started with the same pattern as I used for the Color Palette placemats and made this set. I really like the gradient as the feature fabric. All of those different patches came from the one gradient.
I also wrote up instructions for making these placemats and you can get it here.
Next I got out the Go! Cutter. I love this tool for taming scraps. Because I had lots of leftover fabric and because these are sufficiently manly fabrics I decided to try to cut out enough fabrics to make a Verteran's quilt.
There were lots of pieced strips so I cut tumbers from those and from the fat quarters. I was still short some tumblers so I peiced enough bits to cut 20 more tumblers. I have enough here for a 48 x 60 quilt and will use these strips (leftover from the quilt) for binding. I think that the pieced tumblers will make the quilt even more interesting. I will work on this at the next Guild Sewing Saturday.
With the rest of the scraps I cut out lots of other shapes trying to get the biggest shape possible from each scrap. I have a bin where I keep these. When I get enough of a shape I will create an ultimate scrap quilt.
Now you know that I am haunted by little bits of fabric. I just can't let them go! These cards were made from the trimmed raw edges.
I wove the background and stitched it directly to the card and then fused on 2 circles. The top one was first stamped with the gold leaf motif.
I had a little more time in the day so why not try some postcards! Some crazy peicing, a little stamping and some programmed stitces and now my February birthday cards are all taken care of.
I put these in the garbage can before I could change my mind and keep them. Chris has alread taken them to the dump and I miss them. I really must get some therapy for this.
I really enjoyed working with this palette but I'm very excited about the new one that I will introduce February 5th!