Creating Art with Remnants Part 5
When making crumb quilted square feet I end up having a lot of fabric remnants in a variety of sizes.
In the past I either used to throw them away or snip them even smaller and use as stuffing for pillows and dolls.
Over the years I have challenged myself to find more creative uses for these scraps.
With the longer, narrower strips that I am left with after sizing up the square feet, I have begun to create new fabric by stitching the strips one of top of the other in a continuous manner like this.
I end up having a decent sized piece of fabric, this time 2 pieces which I can use to either create a bag, a pouch or a pillow.
The smaller pieces create more of a challenge.
I cut strips from the pastel pieces and using my mosaic technique only with strips this time, I created another piece of fabric.
The fabric can be used as is to create something else or as a background piece for art embellishemnt with fabric flowers , buttons and yoyos.
From the other small pieces I cut "tiles" or small geometric shaped pieces to be used in a mosaic project to create new fabric.
The pieces this time are really small. See the size for scale next to my fingers.
Top stitching a pastel mosaic art piece.
Scale of the finished piece.
The completed mosaic landscape patchwork piece
This piece can be framed as is, as an art piece. Used as a background for collage embellishment or it can be used to make a small zippered pouch or a fabric cuff.
The applications with this fabric are numerous and it is a fun way to use up scraps.