Springy Scrap Project

scrap circlesWhile packing up my fabric I found these colorful circles that were left over from a special quilt.  Looking back they have been unused for the last two years.

Bright Circle Quilt

Those scrap circles were calling out to be used in a springy project.  After finding this circle white on white fabric, I decided to whip up some potholders with a different look.

white on white circle fabric

With all of my sewing recently I haven’t played around much with applique.  This was the perfect project to get some practice as my next quilt will have lots!  I chose a thread that would pop on the colors.  Have you been out shopping recently to see all of the neon colors coming back?  Flashback to the 80’s and 90’s.

Light blue thread.
Light blue thread.

I prefer more of a raw edge applique look, plus shows the thread color very easily.  The color selection coordinates really well with the backing fabric.

raw edge appliqueApplique circles

Here is the completed set of potholders.  As the weather gets warmer and the flowers start to creep up from the ground, I am getting excited for spring.

Scrappy Circles Potholder set

You can find these in my Etsy shop.

Marmalade Potholders

Marmalade had to be one of my favorite lines of fabric that came out in 2012.  After making the boy and girl quilts for a set of twins, there were quite a few scraps left over.  I held a giveaway on the blog for a set of potholders to be made out of the winners favorite color way of the quilts.

marmalade fabric

Darcie, a fellow member of the Indy Modern Quilt Guild, was the winner.  Little did I expect to get so busy with work that I didn’t have time to create a simple set of potholders.  As the scrap organization started, the scraps resurfaced and conveniently it was right before our February meeting.  Time to sew.

marmalade scraps

Darcie chose this quilt as her favorite.

marmalde boy quilt

For the potholders I wanted to mimic the colors I used on the quilt.  Kona celery and ash were added in to coordinate.

marmalade potholder marmalade potholder

She was really happy with the outcome.  Look for more this stye of potholders to be added to the Etsy shop over the coming months.