Today, I thought I’d do some piecing… so I pulled out the May packet from my friends at Sweetwater. They do this cool mailing each month called the “Label Crew” and I recently signed up to try it out. You can read about the label crew, or sign up at http://www.sweetwaterstreet.com/labelcrew.html or just check out their blog at www.sweetwater.typepad.com for some really neat inspiration.
I’ve known Karla for many years, since she first came to Quilts of the Plains back in the late 1990’s. At that time she had a fabric line called “Farmyard Creations”, and it was pretty cool…. however, I am in love with the colors and prints that this talented trio keeps coming up with. I get to quilt quite a few of their samples, so when you see one of their patterns in your local quilt shop… it’s a good chance that you’re seeing some of my handiwork.
Anyway, back to the point of this post. The label crew packet had a pattern for a cool tablerunner made out of large triangles. You could use a layer-cake of fabric if you want, because you cut them from 9″ squares. I cut my squares, and then cut the triangles from them. I had all these other triangles left over… so I decided to sew them together into a long border like strip. I think it will be a great little runner to decorate with. It would also make a really cute valance in my quilt studio, too!
I almost forgot to mention that each month’s label crew mailing comes with the pattern and a coordinating iron on label. I just don’t know if I’ll use it on the original tablerunner, or use it on my new creation from the left-overs…. I guess you’ll have to wait and see.
I thought I’d share this idea… maybe you’re in the “Label Crew” too, or just doing some cutting, and having some shapes left over. Maybe this will inspire you to see what you can come up with. If you have a good story about using left-overs in a quilt project… Why don’t you leave me a comment…
Have a fun day, and be creative,