Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Transitioning


My original plan when I started making sewing models for our Kreativ Hamburg stand this fall was to make a mock skirt that I could later transition into something else. It made no sense to me to make something that could only be used for the show.... especially since my model has a (ah hum), slightly "trimmer" waistline than mine.


I used this great tutorial here for the arrow blocks... not to fret, no paper piecing involved. So, I thought that simple straight line quilting would show off the off-center design the best... and that's how I ended up with yet another pillow! (much more practical than a skirt that doesn't fit, right?)


After having cut my strips for the arrow tail into 45 degree angles, I thought it would be too bad to just throw away the sewn scraps... so, I decided to sew them together and make a cosmetic bag out of them, which has now become my sewing notions bag with my favorite and highly used sewing tools.

I love it when I find a way to use those wasted scraps. How about you, do you have any projects using leftover scraps or that you've transitioned from one project into another?... leave me a link!

7 comments:

  1. I love your scrappy projects - especially the purse, and that colourful zip finishes it beautifully!

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  2. Hi Allison,
    dein Kissen und das Täschchen sind wirklich besonders schön!
    Ich liebe auch scrappies :-)
    http://dreipunktewerk.blogspot.de/2015/02/zu-hulf-ich-kann-nicht-aufhoren.html
    Liebe Grüße,
    Kathrin
    7097

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  3. Eine tolle Idee . Das gefällt mir richtig gut . Bin wirklich begeistert
    LG heidi

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  4. I love the horse bag in the background.

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  5. I absolutely love the arrows, especially against that grey! Beautiful work. Thanks for the comment on my WIP Wed post:)

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  6. More beautiful work! I love how exact your lines and stitches are; it just is so crisp (for lack of better word). I love seeing your creativity really shine b/c you have good workmanship. Makes all the difference!

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  7. Hallo Kathrin & Heidi - ich freue mich sehr dass Ihr auf Deutsch gescrieben habt - schön!

    Hey Jules, well I guess they say that "you are your own worst critic"... but it's nice to hear from others that those little mistakes aren't as obvious to others as they are to yourself.

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