Friday, October 28, 2011

Chopping it Up

      I had forgotten how much fun this is. When you don't like something, chop it up and use it for something else. The last piece I made this summer was really bugging me I guess because I could have done better and the colors just didn't feel right to me. I didn't want to spend loads of time taking it apart and trying to make it work. So a quick decision was made to re-purpose it. I love that word re-purpose which removed all the guilt of having it lay there in my workbasket for the next ten years because I hated it.

   This time I thought I would actually use this re-purposed piece for something functional and make it a soft quilt to use while you read or watch tv in Vermont. The throws that I have there are embarrassing-in a home where one sews regularly!

    It took a little longer than I thought but  I am ok with how it turned out. Much better than not being used at all or sitting there undone for years.





 




I realized as I flipped the photos to see which way it looks better that it didn't matter because it wasn't intended to be hung. Fun and easy to do. All the pieces and parts for the squares came from this  original piece which felt like a silly beach blanket.


   
   Maybe I should see what else I could chop up....

   Be creative, my friends! I hope to go to a 3 hour lecture on machine quilting tomorrow. What are you up to with your art this weekend?

1 comment:

  1. Chopping things up is indeed very satisfying! Love how the end result turned out and I suddenly feel like getting out those scissors and a box of UFO's!
    Jeana xx

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