Friday, January 28, 2022

Red scraps = Table scraps

I am going to start the year off by joining in Table Scraps at The Joyful Quilter this month.  I am glad Joy decided to host it for another year! The RSC color is red this month and the theme for Table Scraps is snowmen.  I just happen to have lots of red scraps to play with and it so happens one of the scraps has little snowmen in it, and one has snowflakes😉



First I pieced the red strings using approximately a 3" length and nothing over 2" wide.  I pieced enough to get a length of 18 1/2", and then trimmed to 2 1/2" wide.  And then using a 5" length, I pieced another 18 1/2" long strip and trimmed to 4 1/2" wide.  Next I made nine 4" x 2" (finished) flying geese units.  I added a black strip that was cut 1 1/2" wide to each side of the flying geese strip. Sew the red string units to black strips and you have pieced yourself a placemat and used some scraps in the process.  



Here is the little snowmen!


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21 comments:

  1. That's a great design, Vicki! You have some pretty reds in your strings. My reds are a little sad right now - that colorway could use a little stash enhancement!

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  2. I love these - the designs, the colors, and especially the snowmen! Cute addition to your table!

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  3. that looks interesting - I love the gray with the red

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  4. Really sharp looking placemats! I love the mix of geese and strings.

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  5. Great use of those pretty red scraps! Now you'll have a few bright placemats to adorn your table and less room in our scrap bucket! Win-Win!

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  6. a very eye catching design! thanks for sharing your construction method!

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  7. Fun fabrics in a sophisticated design, Vicki. This is a win, win :)

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  8. What a great placemat! Perfect for the red/snowman challenge and who doesn't love a flock of geese.

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  9. Two easy and useful placemats. I love your red scraps. Thanks for the dimensions!

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  10. Love your string and geese placemat! I'm drooling over your red scraps, too. I'm not "officially" doing the RSC, but I have been working with my red strings and crumbs the past few days (squirrels, anyone?), and I think I need to rustle up some more reds soon.

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  11. Great table scraps :) Maybe they will be inspiration for me to try to draw down my scrap pile.

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  12. Way to ROCK the theme, Vicki!! Thanks for joining the January 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge. Thank you for the measurements you used to make those scrappy placemats, too!

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  13. A great placemat! Nice design. Thanks for the mini tutorial! It would be great in lots of colors! Cute little snowmen too!

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  14. Hi Vicki! Those fabrics and colors look great together. They'll be beautiful on anyone's table . . . any time of year but especially with Valentine's Day approaching. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  16. Love your table scraps! You did a fabulous job with them. Fun how you got the snowmen in too!

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  17. I love the red and gray together! Happy scrappy!

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  18. Nice design! The gray looks really good with the red.

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  19. Cute placemats, Vicki!!! Love the varieties of reds!!!

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