Sunday, 9 January 2011

2011 Rainbow Scrap Challenge

I thought it might be a good idea to get involved with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this year to empty my ottoman.  The colour for this month is blue, so I've collected all my blue scraps and have a little pile on the floor.  Throughout the month, I will try to work my way through it.

The first project was inspired by the next Creative Tuesday challenge which was "scarf".

 I came up the idea for this fun wall hanging.

The background fabric on the front and the bindings was some pale, lightweight denim that had been gifted to me.  It was just a remnant leftover from something else, so I hadn't known what I was going to do with it.

I've used white felt under the pieces of the snow man to give it a bit of dimension, and then, for the first time, I machine appliqued the pieces.  Once the pieces were attached, I went through the button tin, and found the eyes, nose, and buttons down the front.  The scarf is white felt with silver dots and snowflakes, especially appropriate, as snow was falling when I was working on him.  I also cut a fringe into both end of the scarf.

For the backing, I used some sky fabric from my blue pile.  I quilted around the outline of the snow man, and then some gentle wavy lines for the background.

Two challenges met in one project and smiles all round.

25 comments:

Angelcat said...

Love your little snowman. It's great to know we are in the rainbow challenge, you'll have to help keep me on track, I always join these challenges with the best intentions then struggle to keep up, this year will be different!

zetor said...

That's the best kind of snowman, not made with real snow. I am fed up with this Winter!!!

Rudee said...

Your snowman is perfect!

Terry said...

Your snowman looks great! Well done! :0)

Sue said...

That is a gorgeous snowman. I love his scarf.

Linda said...

Good job with the challenges. Two at once, good for you and the little snow man is very cute too. Keep the real stuff over there, I'm ready for spring already!

Annie said...

I like how you are always up for a challenge. That snowman is such a cutie!

Terry said...

Cute snowman maybe his image will be all the snow you get for awhile.
A nice touch The Scarf.

scraphappy said...

Such a cute little snowman. Good luck using up some of those blue scraps.

loulee said...

He's a cute little fella.

cq4fun said...

Oh, backing! Great way to use that blue. I'll have to poke through mine and see if there's anything big enough for a small project. Thanks for the idea. Your snowman is as cute as can be.

Kathy said...

What a thrifty little snowman project. It must have been fun finding the parts you needed right at home.

Melinda Cornish said...

it is adorable and this was the perfect piece for your blue challenge..

Birdie said...

That is utterly adorable!

Betsy said...

All snowmen need a scarf! :) And I bet your little guy there is especially happy that his is adorned with snowflakes!

Christine said...

oh the scarf adds such a special touch! what a great wall hanging.

EVA said...

Lovely!! And that is out of scraps? \even lovelier!

Jenny Blair said...

ooh, you are a woman after my own heart, I love using up old bits and bobs to make wonderful new things. This snowman is gorgeous...and I'm totally loving the sky fabric for the back.Wonderful idea for today's scarf theme :)

Heather said...

you are so talented! Love the little snowman you have created. Great choice of fabric, too, there for his scarf. So nice to meet you through Creative Tuesdays. xo

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Great job. Very, very creative. The project looks so cuddly. Blessings
QMM

Mmm said...

Jane, I was jsut thinking of your projects when I saw QMM's scarf--literally. how very adorable. your handicrafts talents continue to amaze me. how lovely to have you contribute this time around. glad the theme worked out for you! :) thank you. It will be a fun addition to the montage.

Kristin Dudish said...

Such a fun snowman... love the scarf! (I agree this is the best kind of snowman)

Holly said...

Your skill with fabric is amazing! He's adorable.

paintdropskeepfalling said...

That's a very creative idea and I love what you've done. I also love seeing how you did it- thanks.

Ocean Girl said...

Lovely.