Most of what I make requires pen and paper and lots of note taking because I will need to write a pattern afterwards, so it's incredibly relaxing when I can just make something 'off the top of my head' with no need for shared instructions.
The freedom to play-as-I-sew usually happens when my 'to-do' list is up to date and I'm in need of some creative down time and that's what happened last weekend when I took up Fee's challenge to members of her Facebook "Tilda Lovers Club" to create anything we like from our personal stashes of pretty Tilda fabric.
I gathered all my small Tilda scraps leftover from other projects and made little 4-patch squares and borders to randomly piece a pillow front which I then backed with some cotton quilt wadding, also leftover from past projects.
Before I began the free-hand quilting with Perle #12 thread I added four paper pieced hexies and the prettiest pink vintage button centres...
After the hand quilting was done I sewed the backing to my pillow, stuffed it, and ladder stitched the opening closed.
The final step was making two long narrow ties which I then wrapped around the pillow and tied in bows...
It reminded me of a large pincushion hay-bale style!
It always surprises me what can be made from the contents of a scrap box!
Are you inspired to find a use for some of your own scraps?
I might make another scrappy project this weekend...no idea what it will be, but that's part of the fun.