Friday, December 17, 2021

Gray Bits B Gone

 I have been busy working on my small gray scraps.



At the end of October, I shared that I was going to start purging my scrap bins of all the tiny bits and make some placemats.  I finally finished the ones I made from my gray scrap bin.




I was able to make a total of eight mats in varying shades of gray.




I used a simple improv method of just sewing bits together until I had a piece big enough for a mat.  After I quilted them, I trimmed them to 11 x 15".




I ended up with a total of eight placemats.  I could have made a few more but most of my small bits were the same colors of solids.  I worked them in as much as I could, but I really felt using more prints added more character.




I was able to clean out some "unwanted" fabrics for the backs.  I also used up leftover solid gray bits for the bindings. I love that I had enough to match the shade of the mat itself.

I think it will be fun to see how many I end up with at the end of 2022.  If I made eight just from the gray bin, that means I can project I will make over 100.  My plan is to donate all of them to be distributed during the next holiday season.

I can't wait to see what color will be announced for the RSC in January.  
I am ready to get started!




15 comments:

  1. Those are great! Who knew there could be so many different gray fabrics? I love it when you catch a pop of color peeking out of the gray prints. Hope you've had a good week - missed you at Oh Scrap last Sunday!

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  2. great idea and a way to use up the small pieces

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  3. This is a great use of scraps. Love the look of these greys.

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  4. What a great idea - and they are so pretty all put together like that!

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  5. Bits of gray are so wonderful in those placemats! Who knew? You continue to amaze me with what one can do with the smallest of bits!

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  6. What a great way to use up bits! And each turned out so pretty. I may be a bit biased as I LOVE GRAYS!

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  7. Oh, what a great use of your scraps. And I love getting to see them together with that ombre blend; this will be fun to watch you work on in 2022!

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  8. I love yoour idea and your place mats. Looking forward to seeing more next year.

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  9. Oh, wow, they're great! May I ask where you are going to donate them?

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  10. Love these! This confirms an idea I have for making a banner. Definitely got to work on it for 2022. Thanks for sharing and the renewed inspiration!

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  11. Great idea for using up little scraps. I actually spent a lot of time this afternoon gathering and sorting ideas for using up crumbs in 2022. I love that these make something useful! Merry Christmas, Cynthia!

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  12. Very cool placemats!!! Just proves that a few scraps can go a long ways!!!

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  13. These look great! I think you should use them while watching Turner Classic movies! Lol!
    Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  14. Ooooh, I love these! I want to make a lot of placemats in 2022

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