so I put a challenge out there for you Facebookers to repurpose just one thing this week – did anyone catch the bug?
I sat down in my studio, determined to ‘create’ something and looked at all the scrappy bits of fabric I have lying around. I started fiddling, and faddling, and piecing, and something started to emerge….
Who knew that QUILTING would have been one of the original uses for scrappy bits? I never thought it would be something I could get into because of the time involved, but quite honestly because you can piece them square by square, it might just be something I could get in to!
It totally fits my philosophy of:
1) taking less than an hour, #2) taking no appreciable skill to complete #3) be easy enough that I don’t have to measure or follow a pattern to do it, and #4) that I don’t have to spend any $$ on….
Here’s what came out:
and then this one….
and then I remembered something I had made last year:
and then I started looking at quilting PATTERNS….my oh my, you could go for years and never make the same square twice. Anyhew…apparently the center of this is called a modified nine-patch….I just kept adding on….oh, and don’t look too carefully at my seams…by now you know how I roll….
Then I was out at the mall yesterday and I saw the cutest top with ribbon roses on it, and I thought hey! I could do that…so I didn’t change the thread on my machine and started sewing in circles…..when I do it again, I’ll change the thread and start from the middle….I think it has the potential to be really cute….! Anyhew…once the flower was done I needed something to put it on, so I whipped up this:
I used creative license in borrowing the phrase from Matt….I hope he doesn’t mind!
So I don’t know if anyone else was playing along, but I sure had fun this week and discovered a whole new genre to play with!