My scrap bag was out of control and overflowing, so I had a sorting session. There were lots of tiny pieces that were unlikely to ever be used, so I was ruthless and they went in the bin.
I made piles of like colours with the fabric that survived the cull, and a rainbow project came to mind. Once the scrap bag was cleaned out and sorted, I cut up some pieces and ended up with this.
This was one of those projects that was not pre-planned, I just made it up as I went along. I had an old cushion insert in the linen closet, and my intention was to make a cushion for the spare bed in Lucy’s room.
My patchwork skills are pretty average – I think I need to take a basic quilting class! I sewed the fabric scraps together to form long strips which became stripes across the cushion. The rainbow stripes were separated by plain linen.Once I sewed it all together, I topstitched the linen stripes with the nearest rainbow colour.
I’m still not sure how much I like it. If I made it again I’d do a few things differently. I would sew the scraps together into squares perhaps, for blocks of colour. The stripes are OK but you can’t see the red and the blue fabrics easily.
One thing I do like are the little monsters on the green stripe. Their cheeky faces really pop out!
The back is just a simple envelope cushion back, with plain linen. As I get more creative with patchwork I might try some other styles. Until then, this cushion will live in Lucy’s room, and both the girls seem to like it!
Any suggestions on how I could have done it better?