September 09, 2013

Scraptacular quilted wristlet

Anytime I'm left with a little quilted scrap from a project, I save it. I can't really say I advise this sort of hoarding. I've amassed a box full of flotsam waiting for months (years?) on end to be turned into something worthwhile. 

But today, folks! Today I don't look like a weirdo who can't throw things away. No! Today I am the wizard who knew there was life in those little scraps. Today I'm the mad genius who cobbled them into a franken-wristlet. Today rocks. 



I joined my little pieces into panels using 1" strips. I ended up not needing all the pieces, so I suppose that means I'll be making another one!


It's the first time I've gone all the way with using a clasp for the strap, it's not hard at all and it makes the bag look so classy. Or, it would have made the bag look so classy if I'd taken a little more time making the corners look good. Ah well, sleep is important too. 


Thanks all for the delighted comments about using a print fabric for FMQ practice. I'm glad you think it's a good idea, too! The random number generator chose #10, Terri Hessler, to receive that pretty fat quarter of "Koi scalloped edge".  Happy stitching everyone. 

13 comments:

Terri Hessler said...

Hooray for me! My "unstalkering" has been rewarded; there may be no stopping me now.

Another great idea with this wristlet. Now I can save those quilted scraps with no guilt!

Thanks x2!

Jean said...

Visit Bonnie Hunter's quiltville.com for all kinds of free patterns using scraps. I've used a lot of mine in the crumbs quilt, and string blocks. Makes for free quilts for charity.

Betty Lou said...

Not weirdo----genius. The wrist strap just takes the project up a notch, very nice.

Gene Black said...

What a great idea....and I am thinking that practice quilt sandwiches could be chopped for use this way too- just chop out the good pieces!

Willit Neverend said...

Great idea. The quilting really makes it something special.

Helen in the UK said...

This is adorable! Who would think it was made from scraps :)

Nessy said...

I like a lot. Great job.
Hugs from Spain

Elsa said...

Love your scrappy wristlet ~ you are so clever!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nothing 'Franken' about that cute little zipper bag.

Kathy said...

Genius! And Gene Black, I had that same thought about practice sandwiches!

myrtovl said...

Very pretty.
I also want to congratulate you for your book which I received today. Very inspiring, I like it because it has all those small quilted projects which make it so different from the most books that cover the art of quilting -- it is very special, I love it!
Myrto

Sarah Craig said...

How cute is that? I love this idea and will probably be making some of my own!!

Peggy said...

I love this idea. Thank you for sharing. I have a top of scraps! :)

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