Every now and then I take a look in my scrap bin of fabric and think that I should be doing something with all of those tiny, neglected pieces. Most of them are from dresses, tops and skirts that I've made for Gray, so there are beautiful colors and patterns.
Last week I sat down and started randomly cutting the pieces into strips, then sewing 4 of 5 together to form kind of a square. Then I took a 5" square and cut them down to the same size. After flipping them around in a few different patterns, I decided on a simple patchwork pillow for Gray's bed. I LOVE how it turned out!
All of the random matchings of fabrics, patterns, and colors are beautiful and I'm reminded of her clothes when I look at it.
The pillow took no time to make, so I'll definitely be making a sort-of matching one later so she'll have a couple. It looks so sweet and girly in her bed too.
I used a simple pink and white polka dot fabric for the back. Gray loves it because it's PINK! I hate pink...but she loves it, so I'll indulge her.
Sometimes sitting down and sewing with no real project in mind is really soothing and fun.
And it's great to see what comes out of it!