Wednesday, 16 June 2010

It's a start..!

The bags of fabric bits are oppressing me... And in spite of wanting to get going with some patchwork projects, at this time of year (busy in the garden), I haven't got time to experiment with anything too complicated. So thinking of lovely strippy quilts that I've seen on Flickr and at the V&A exhibition, I decided to just start sewing little pieces of fabric into strips and think about what to do with them later. It was lovely to sit and sew in straight lines, and not worry too much about colour and design! So once I had my strip, what to do with it? Here's what I came up with..



Yes... it's another zippered pouch...  Now I've worked out how to do this kind of zipper I can't stay away from them.  This time I've made the zip look even neater by covering the ends in this lovely tidy way.  The other thing to know about this colourful little pouch is that the lovely grey linen used to be a skirt and that sophisticated grey and white lining fabric is an ex-shirt.  I do like to recycle - it gives me a real buzz not to throw things away.... but it does, of course, mean a lot more bags of fabric.  Oh dear!

7 comments:

Gemma said...

Oooh! Great use for scraps. I hate throwing fabric away too! - even if its a titchy little bit
Gemxxx

Bigbluebed said...

It is lovely.The colours look great together.

I have used lots of my parnter's shirts.

Suzanne Vaughan said...

I think that is stunning! Just lovely.

JuicyFig said...

That is REALLY lovely! the blue really lights it up - great photo!

Kath
x

Vonnie said...

Ali this is SO CUTE!

potterjotter said...

Have just found your blog and love your creations. Its amazing how the nicest things are made with 'the leftovers', whether its cooking, textiles, ceramics, whatever. Will check back often.

Craft Matters said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments - it always means such a lot.. And a great big hello to my new visitors - great to meet you!