Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Scrap Kitties

I keep my scraps in a basket, so when I need a small piece, I can grab from that.
I wanted to make a box of kitties, so I grabbed some pieces and sewed them together.
These are larger pieces, I wanted to keep the tops clearer for the faces.

After I made up large blocks, I used freezer templates to cut them out.
You can do this with any shape and in smaller versions, for make ahead gifts.

I also made some hearts, using this method and used the machine to piece, then floss over the seams to give it a more primitive, handmade look.


Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

did you do something to the fabrics to darken them, or are those the colors? I can't quite tell, cottons or wools? Love y our wool table runner under the hearts too!

WoolenSails said...

I use Tusikeneko walnut spray to age my pieces. I mix mine withe water and then dry them in a front loader, on a rack. You can put them in the sun too and get wonderful staining effects that way. As the sun absorbs the water, the stains raise back into the cloth.


Michele said...

Oh my, those kitties are just over the top! They look so adorable in that box. I love the hearts too.