Saturday 8 January 2022

Project 13.1 'Colour Snippets'

 It's time for Project Quilting hosted by Kim of  Persimon Dreams. The first challenge is called 'All the Colours', we were to use at least 5 colours. At first, I wasn't sure what I was going to make. Then during the middle of a sleepless night inspiration struck of course that was Friday night. Could I do this in one day? Yup!

definitely at least 5 colours

I think I better clarify something, I do not keep pieces this small. What I did was I took small pieces of Steam a Seam Lite and adhered scraps to them then cut those up with scissors.

scraps adhered to small leftover pieces of Steam a seam 

I then dropped the small snippets of adhered fabric to piece of a white fabric scrap. I adhered them to the fabric following manufacture instructions. I then cut the piece below into 2 1/2'' squares.

scattered snippets, the background fabric I used looked like it had snippets of white already

Next, I pulled out some 2 1/2'' HST's from my collection of leftover HST's from various projects.

some of my leftover or bonus HST's

Before you get thinking boy, is she ever organized, to a small extent with these I am. However, I have lots that aren't trimmed and nice and neatly stored.  That's a distant future organization job.

Snippets of colour

Some quick FMQing of sort of concentric circles in the squares with the snippets and arcs in the HST's. I could have done a better job of the arcs in the border. But overall I am happy with how the piece turned out.

I treated myself to flowers on New Years Eve, they still look good

My flowers look good on this piece, it is 9'' x 12''. I used Hobbs Thermore batting which I like to use in table runners and wall hangings and Aurifil #2110 for the quilting. Challenge 1 finished.


  1. What a fun, creative idea! Snippets of Colour is just what we need on a dreary cold January day...topped with pretty blooms makes it even better! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. What a cute, creative piece, and it looks just lovely on your table with those beautiful flowers!

  3. LOVE your homemade confetti fabric, Cindy!! You used it to make a darling table topper. What a great entry that would be for my 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge, too! hint, hint... Come join the link party the LAST Friday of the month. :o))

  4. This is such a beautiful piece and so filled with great ideas. Love the idea of making confetti fabric, and to have a collection of ready HSTs in different sizes. It is very organized indeed.

  5. Well this is just too darn cute Cindy! On Instagram I had no idea you had MADE the snippets fabric! Thank you for showing the process here, way too cool. I had a chuckle at your 'before you think boy, is she ever organized' quip because I thought that very thing! It's perfect on your table with the gorgeous bouquet.

  6. What a great idea. It turned out wonderfully. Flowers are a nice treat.

  7. A very creative way to make a little table topper. So cute!

  8. Hi Cindy! This is just the COOLEST thing I've ever seen. I love every single thing about this piece. It is happy looking, it certainly meets all aspects of the challenge, and it looks adorable on your table hosting some flowers. Fabulous! ~smile~ Roseanne

  9. Lovely little rug for your vase and gorgeous blooms!!!

  10. Hi Cindy, what a great idea! I love your finished piece!


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