But this time I simply enjoyed the process of putting together all these tiny scraps, almost like playing a puzzle and following one rule only - no two of the same prints should be next to each other. Do you see that small red piece under the teddy bear? It's the smallest of them all. Only 1/4" by 2". Very tiny.
I enjoyed adding a bit of hand embroidery as well. The teddy bear, some of the letters of the alphabet, a bit of running writing and running stitches here and there as well.
At some stage I almost cut up my newly finds and fabrics from my stash that I haven't used yet, but I am proud to say that I stopped just in time and got back to the box full of little "scrappies" and did not cut any new pieces.
All in total I put together 92 pieces. Yes, I counted them, just out of curiosity. Sounds like a lot but when I looked inside the box it still seemed quite full of scraps to me. Maybe I should make another mat like that and then another one.
It's a great way of using the scraps you have. After you put them together, you can turn your piece of art into anything you like - a small quilt, a mini wall hanging, a place mat, a sewing machine cover, a doll quilt, a hot pot stand, a little tote bag, pincushions, notepad covers...
The list of ideas and possibilities is really endless when it comes to scraps. Have a wonderful week everybody! Larisa xox