While I had the tutorial open for a zippered pillow back (covered zip tutorial from Adrienne at On The Windy Side), i thought I would make the back for my leftovers Christmas cushion (on my Finish a long list for this quarter). I didn’t have enough of one Christmas fabric so I used the two largest pieces I had.
Next i went back to what I had of pieces left over. Hmm, definitely more than enough. Oh that’s right, I said I would get bonus points for making a placemat or two.
First up, the pillow, to make a nice big 26″ square floor pillow.
Next, 2 placemats. There is one more in progress but the picture was out of focus, and I’d like to make a fourth. That red and white dot makes my eyes cross, but I don’t hate it enough to rip it out.
Ta da! Next step is the quilting. And to add to the scrappiness, I spent tonight piecing batting. Well, it’s free then! I like to ensure my overage is about 3″ on a full size quilt–those 3″ strips get sewn together into sections big enough for placemats or pillows.
Linking up (just in time) to Leanne at She Can Quilt for Scraptastic Tuesday.