Do you like leftovers? Do you use them or throw them away? I hate to throw away good stuff, food or otherwise. In the studio, sometimes I get to the end of a project and have a few little leftover bits of pieced or collaged fabric. These bits generally go into the scrap pile and I try to think of ways to use them. In the past they’ve become test pieces for quilting or stitching; I’ve made coasters or used the bits in fabric postcards.
Recently I came across some pieced snippets leftover from one of my leaf projects. Surely I could make more leaves out of them. Were they big enough? The right shape? After some trial and error and brain gymnastics I came up with these small 3″ square leaf sections. I decided they’d look just fine set with sashing. Here I’m trying to get an idea of what that might look like.
Here is the finished piece.