I've been trying to think of a way to use up my random scraps and smaller pieces of fabric. Loosely inspired by Anna Maria Horner's "Sixth Time's a Charm" baby quilt, I made this:
I didn't have the pattern in front of me, so I kind of made it up as I went along.
I cut out a triangle template out of a piece of random upholstery fabric I had in my stash. I laid out sewed strips of fabric in a loose triangle shape, then sewed the strips together and cut out the resulting triangle. After six were done, I sewed them together into the hexagon shape.
I have no idea if my quilting technique is going to hold up, but I'll keep my fingers crossed. I hand quilted with embroidery thread through the top and the batting layer, along each seam. Then I used a Minky-style fabric for the backing. I was really tired of hand stitching by that point, so I simply put both pieces facing together, then sewed around the edges, turned it inside out, and topstitched the whole thing.
The thing turned out HUGE, but I like it. I made a second one that I'm still finishing up the hand quilting on. That one is quite a bit smaller... not surprisingly, the quilting is coming along much faster.
Some closeup shots of the fabrics I used:
A shot of my dog pretending to be indifferent about the cute green and white backing fabric.