My friend Kay Mackenzie recently released a new book, Scrap-Applique Playground and asked if I’d join her Book-A-Round. I can’t begin to tell you how much fun this latest title is.
Just as the name implies, it’s all about scraps. The idea – you can sew scraps together to make your own, individually crafted fabric – and it’s free. Ok, ok, I know, you probably bought the fabric in the first place, but really, what were you going to do with those leftover scraps anyway? But for those of us who finally did start letting go and not feeling separation anxiety anytime we threw some little snippet of something away, darn it if Kay hasn’t now made us think again!
So with all that said, I thought I’d share a little project I created with this new found technique. I knew I wanted to do something bright and cheery, just like the projects in the book. So I got out my scraps, created a little sketch and went to work. Here’s what I came up with:
I can see how this technique could be addicting and am envisioning a number of other projects.
I’m also including a PDF of the pattern if you’d like to try it for yourself.
Just like her other Book-A-Round’s you could win your very own copy of her book!! Isn’t that the best! Please leave a comment by 6 p.m. PST on Friday, June 15 (that should give you all plenty of time). Please make sure your e-mail address is included so that I can reach you if you’re the lucky winner. And sorry about this but the give-away is only for readers in the U.S. and Canada.
Please pop on over to Kay’s blog, All About Applique and follow along with the rest of this whirl-wind tour – I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!