My little girl was adamant on a few of the changes I should make to her up-cycled white t-shirt to dress, one of which was keeping the neck of the ‘T’ on, this is what the outcome was…
so we kept the v-neck and finished it off, too cute, and she likes it:)
Using some of the fabric I dyed last week I turned this t-shirt…
into something prettier…
Now I think I need to refashion the neck and size so my little one might want to wear it:)
The method I used is reverse applique, quick and effective don’t you think, more on the refashioning to come.
Life got so busy of late, there has been so much on my ‘to do list that’ the thing I love to do in spare moments had to be pushed to the side for a while.
I have however made some bags,
and found a whole lot of this white cotton just dying to be dyed…
More on the outcomes of that soon, I think, unless that life thing distracts me again,
I made a new bag today, with some upholstery fabric, of which I have loads. The only other bags I’ve made using this fabric have been backpacks so it was really good to make something that was smaller and easily finished in half a day. I love the colours of this fabric, there is such a range to choose from. The chunkyness of it, although it frays easily and it takes a bit of steam and stitching to sit the seams flat, it does make up really beautifully.
I want to get making some more bags of different shapes and sizes over the next week or so for a possible business proposition….wish me luck:) More to be shared on that soon.
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I got a bit hooked on making these wonky oval shapes and now have four
They were fun to make, now I just need to figure out how to connect them and what to make…what do you think I should do?
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A walk round Gunnersbury Park
A look in Jean Wells Book
Photo Courtesy of Amazon.co.uk
and I’m inspired all over again.
Hopefully tomorrow I can play some more;)
I finished of my little piece of fused ‘art collage’ it measures roughly 10″ by 12″. I really like the idea of mounting these pieces on small frames. So that’s what I did….
The interfacing I used was thicker than what Bethan Ash suggested – purely because I miss ordered some fleece fusible medium weight instead of interfacing. It was great to quilt, but tricky to get perfect corners around the frame.
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I’ve been busy creating a small piece inspired by Bethan Ash’s book on Vibrant Quilt Collage.
It still needs a bit of work. I fused these scraps from past projects.
Bethan Ash suggests mounting these small pieces on a frame. I love this idea:)
Just need to add some more shapes, quilt it and find a frame.
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Yes, there has been quite a bit of procrastinating the week. Taking my mind of the 150 years challenge quilt to do something quilty without the maths. I was doing a paper collage with my daughter and it reminded me of the Bethan Ash book I reviewed here and the american version of the same book many moons ago.
It got me thinking how fun it would be to do something entirely fused with lots of quilting.
Not sure this one works – but it was fun. Perhaps more cohesion and overlapping with the fabric would be more effective. This is a tiny 12″ by 12″ for practise and learning purposes.
Today I got busy with the back of the 150 years challenge quilt. It seemed a shame after many hours spent making up the numbers 15o, not to use at least one of them somewhere.
So I did…
for the back
Next up – basting and quilting.
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