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Topic: (Mostly) Vintage Fabric Scrap Wreath  (Read 1506 times)
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« on: January 21, 2013 09:07:17 AM »

Although fabric scrap wreaths are not very original at this point, I'd been meaning to make one for a while now. I purchased a 12" wreath frame many moons ago and intended to make a fabric scrap wreath with my favorite spring colors: sunshine yellow, grass green, and shades of blue. I also am compulsive about saving every scrap of fabric I come across, assuming I will quilt or applique with them some day (yet to come). After digging through the scrap bin(s) and sorting out my scraps by color palette, I found very little in the way of my spring dream color scheme. However the oddly shaped scrap of my favorite fabric (the grey one with little sailboats) served as inspiration for the wreath I did make: reds, greys, white, and splashes of yellow and black. Most of the fabrics used were given to me by women in my life moving away from the fabric stash dating many years back. I think the newest fabric is from the late 90's/early 00's when I was planning a scrap quilt that did not come to fruition (including never cutting out the pieces!). Over all I'm quite pleased with the way this turned out and am considering making another with my cheddar and indigo scraps over a ring from an old damaged lampshade.

Close-ups of the fabric selections:

Although this doesn't show the whole wreath, I think the image may be a little sharper:

I was pretty inconsistent with the size of the strips used, varying between 1"-2" wide and 7"-9" long depending on what was available. I also used pinking shears to cut my strips, but did not trim the edges.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013 07:33:48 AM »

Lovely wreath - going to start gathering red an green scraps to make one.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013 07:20:20 AM »

Thanks! It goes together relatively quickly and is rather satisfying in the end. My husband is very insistent that wreaths are only for holidays!

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