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Waste not, want not…

I was sorting through the various piles in my sewing room, when I found these blocks. They’re extras from this tablerunner I made as a Christmas gift.

cobalt blue dresden plate trivets

I didn’t really have a plan for them, but I had them, and I liked them, so it was a shame to leave them in a pile.

cobalt blue and white dresden plate trivets

Finally I decided to stitch them up into trivets. I’ll gift them to my mother, once I get those thread tails taken care of.

cobalt blue dresden plate trivets

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Series-es

What is the plural of “series”? “Serieses”? “Series” the same as the singular? They both look/sound wrong, but then, I’m typing before the caffeine has fully kicked in on the Monday after a holiday weekend, so whatever the word is, I’m going to proceed. I’ve been doing this more and more lately – making not just one project, but a series of projects from the same set of fabrics.

green and white modern patchwork trivet with pinwheel pattern

Pinwheel Trivet

 

I made a few projects in orange and pink (pillow and quilt) after getting inspired making a custom quilt, and made even more in aqua (pillow, quilt, another pillow and a tablerunner ) and we won’t get into the “watercolors” Now I’m (obviously) onto a group of geometric apple-green prints.

handmade quilted potholders - apple green color

Quilted Potholders

Much as I love quilts, there’s something so satisfying about small projects like this. I made potholders, trivets and pillows. There’s a table runner cut out and waiting for some attention, and another trivet from the last of the scraps.

green and white handmade modern patchwork throw pillow

Pillows..

These are all for the shop, which helps, since  I don’t have to worry about my own home becoming too apple-green with my projects.

 

Do you ever make multiple projects together? or is each one a distinct process for you?

 

 

 

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And a reminder:  I’m having a sale on handmade items. Enter BLOGFRIDAY2010 before 11/30 to get 20% off in my artfire shop.

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