More Sewing

It’s a flu season and I have been very sick for almost ten days! But now that I’m feeling better, I can show you what I have done before and after the flu. πŸ™‚ It all started with yet another cleaning adventure, this time it was the bedroom in which I “found” bed sheets and clothes that were no longer in use. But I don’t throw away things easily, as you know by now. If something can be recycled or reused, it’s going into the studio to be dealt with! πŸ™‚ That means my studio is always a mess, but we are all here used to that. Even the guests don’t pay attention to that anymore.

Anyway, Meda has a new quilt!

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It’s a jelly roll kind of quilt made with old linens and clothes.

And I have new bags! Denim skirt and plaid pants turned into this:

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This one is made with my handwoven fabric and a scrappy heart I made a long time ago. Even the tiniest pieces of fabric can be used to make beautiful things.

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There is a pocket on the back too! The handles are from an old leather bag.

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And a summer bag made with old tees and a beautiful belt that my aunt gave me. She wore that belt when she was a young girl. And now I can wear it too, although not around my waist,lol!

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I have so many more ideas! And more clothes to play with!

Have a great time everyone!

 

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One Good And One Bad

The good one is a baby blanket I crocheted for my cousin’s son. This is my first crocheted baby blanket and it turned out very nice.

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Double crochet, with a simple border.

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It’s perfect for Spring or Summer.

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But the bad one is really bad. It’s a quilt, my first big quilt ever. I made only one quilt before, and it was a small one which ended up on my dog’s bed. And he loves it! Even though it’s a bit girly. πŸ™‚ I have a very picky dog. He likes to sleep on cotton. My handwoven woolly throws are being pushed away from his bed immediately. πŸ™‚

Anyway, as I was saying, my first big quilt turned out to be a huge mess, which should not be a surprise. I have no experience in quilting, I wasn’t very precise with cutting squares and lining them up correctly, and most of all, why on earth did I start making such a huge quilt in the first place!?! I did try to make it nice and even, with matching corners and things like that, but it just didn’t turn out right.

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It’s not completely flat, I have some ruffled parts which should not be there at all, and I had to cut it and make it smaller than originally planned because some parts were too messed up. But at the end, it does look like a blanket, my husband says it looks absolutely fine (he is so sweet), even though my planned pattern doesn’t look like a pattern at all, but I did use old bed sheets for this quilt so at least I didn’t waste any money. πŸ™‚

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Practice is important, and I will love this quilt as my learning quilt. We will have many happy sleepy moments together and I know my dog will love it because it’s cotton. LOL! That’s just me, sometimes (unlike in other parts of life) too confident when it comes to making things. I always start a project with an idea that it’s going to be just perfect. And almost always it does. But sometimes mistakes happen and that’s ok. I practice, I learn, I discover. And I go to the next project with more curiosity and more confidence.

So here are my two blankets that took me about three weeks to finish and left me with a very sore back. πŸ™‚ But hey, I’m smiling! πŸ™‚

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