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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Using Up Leftovers...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Some of you, wherever you may be, might be "seein' the green" today...not here.... we're seein' the white! Yep, the usual St. Paddy's Day storm, it's been snowing all day! Our world is white once again, but it won't last long, I don't think. Hope not anyway...

An Irish prayer for you today:

May God give you, For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends, A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

I have a small "finish" to share. I had quite a number of small pieces of light neutrals left over from the quilt I am piecing, so I put them together in very simple blocks and assembled them into an 18" square for a table centre. It really doesn't show up well here but there were 17 different fabrics used. I machine quilted it with a serpentine stitch, and it will be another class sample for an upcoming class. Nothing fancy, but it will serve its intended purpose.
What do you do with small leftover pieces? Fold them up with the remaining fabric, put them in a scrap basket, or turn them into something?
Tomorrow I'll tell you about another leftovers creation... in the kitchen. Curried Squash Soup


May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you wherever you go. ~ Irish Blessing


kath001 said...

Oh, I like the neutrals! Our spring has sprung here. The bluebonnets are blooming, but we had so much rain recently, that the grass and later wildflowers (weeds) are overtaking them. And more rain the next couple of days.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Nice table cover, especially since you used left over fabrics and perfect stitching.

Have a super weekend.
xx, Carol

Andrea R said...

I love the table topper!

Lesley said...

Linda, your little topper is wonderful! Love your use of neutrals and the serpentine quilting. Excellent job!

MissesStitches said...

I love this "leftover" quilt, too! I like to use the serpentine stitch instead of a straight stitch for some sewing/quilting. Like stitching in the ditch. Or machine sewing a binding instead of hand sewing. Yours is beautiful.

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