I blogged earlier about a quilt I recently finished. I think the only fabric that I bought to make this quilt is the light pink that pops up throughout the quilt. Other than that, I used scraps that I already had in my collection from years of sewing and not-sewing.
Quilt makers know that when you make a quilt, you end up with scraps.
So, the scraps that I used to make this quilt created even smaller scraps. What to do with all the scraps? Some of them are usable; I'll talk about those in a future post. There are also a bunch of un-usable scraps - threads and tiny little fabric pieces.
But, I felt like they would be good for something. So, with Star "helping", we decided to sew a pillow for a kitty. Star loves kitty cats. The big front and back pieces came from my "stash" of large sized fabrics, and the stuffing is all these tiny unusable scraps, threads, and torn pieces of Star's old clothes.
Once the pillow was done, but still in the house, she would look at the pillow, snuggle on the pillow and think about the kitties who would sleep on the pillow. She decided that 2 cats would share it - one of whom would be named Raincoat.
This weekend, we brought the kitty pillow to the East Bay SPCA. Star was so happy to meet the kitties who might sleep on the pillow. Because of the SPCA's policies, the kitties couldn't get the pillow until after they washed it. It's a good and logical rule, but it was sad to not get a picture of the kitties enjoying the pillow. We asked, and there were no kitties named Raincoat.