Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Projects: Sept 2 - 8 , 2017

Worn quilt
I started a new project today. A quilt I haven't been able to use in 15+ years due to wear/age. It's a about 30 yrs old and was on my bed most of my high school years.

I saw a YouTube video mentioning "borrowed squares" where you just put a square in the spot and stitch around it. No folding etc. Easy peasy. It's gotta be better than not using it, right? Her's was only 10 years old and already showing quite a bit of wear so I feel definitely encouraged for my wee beauty!

I've started the 'borrowing' squares here





Further research has given me ideas like a bigger square for the centre (the most damaged part), some embroidery or maybe some appliquè..

anything to strengthen it. I cant wait!


















I finished my poinsettia appliquè square. It's been a delightful project!! It was the thing that started me  thinking about my old quilt. A blessing for sure.

Poinsettia Applique Quilt Square
This project has been a series of firsts, for me... first time for quilting, first time for binding, mitred corners and also even for the hanging method on the back.

I love my classes at Pine Ridge Knit and Sew!! It's a great place if you want to renew your creative self.





The very first project for this week was altering my 1st skirt. After wearing it a couple times I realized it wasn't the same length all the way around. I ripped out the hem (a very meditative job!) and restitched it. It still isn't perfect but perfection is never my goal.

1st skirt and matching purse

The next project was a 3rd skirt!


3rd skirt ever... and 1st in Halloween/Samhain fabric!
Close up of the fabric




The final project, this week, was a start on a rope bowl.  I do a yearly vendor show in October so this one will be for sale.  Earthy colours for Fall but also something able to move from room to room.  They are super nice to hold meditation beads or even sunglasses! 

The Healing Light and Wellness show is October 28th at the Foster Ward Community Centre, in Belleville, Ontario. 9:30-3:30. Stop by and say hi!




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