Many of the people who work for our company enjoy sewing and other creative pursuits in their personal lives. As a result, there will often be supplies of various types on a table in our lunch room, free for the taking if anyone is interested. I can rarely turn these down because I love a good deal–and how much better a deal can you get than absolutely free?
A while back I found this panel of cotton fabric by Timeless Treasures on the table. Its edges were uneven but its colors were so pleasing, I snatched it up. There’s just something about pink, yellow and green together. Thinking back to a Design Studio article written by Carolyn Beam in our Jan/Feb ’09 issue (No. 125) called Novel Ideas for Panels, I took the panel home and started to think.
I pulled a variety of fabrics in pinks, yellows and greens. I have a theory that you can almost never go wrong with Pinwheels, so I made some Pinwheels and put them up for audition.
I like this! Next I sewed together some 1.5″ x 2.5″ patches, because I already had quite a few of those cut. Don’t you love this scientific approach to what comes next?
I tried them on the right. Then moved them to the left.
Sewed a little more, thought a little more, auditioned a whole lot of possibilities and came up with this:
Considering that I started with someone else’s giveaway, I’m pretty happy with it. Now for some interesting quilting, an easy by-machine binding and a label, and it will be a baby gift for my newest great-niece in Nebraska.
Have you created something with a supply you found or claimed when it was discarded by someone else? Leave a comment telling us about it and we’ll choose a winner for a giveaway–we have lots of miscellaneous things to send out, so we’ll put together a nice package and send it your way. Please comment by midnight on June 30.