Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Planets Have Aligned In My World!

 I admit it.....

I love to sew, doesn't matter what I'm sewing, I just need to do it!
Seems all things align and the world is right when I sew.
So, today was a sew day so to speak..

This is how the story goes....

A few years back I made a quilt for Nathan's bed,
a very nice quilt if I do say so myself.
Traditional piecing for the top and crazy piecing for the drop.
(I really don't quilt, I piece and then
tie the whole thing together with embroidery floss).


Our dog Red likes to lay on Nathan's bed , not allowed,
but while the masters are away.....
Apparently those embroidery floss tassels tantalized her.
A nip here a scratch there, well you can guess,
rips and tears beyond repair.
I took it apart and salvaged what I could, the crazy squares!
What could I do with these crazy squares?
It hit me today....Bedside rugs!
(We're living on concrete floors here)!!!

My Dad made the chest of drawers when I was a baby.
The legs came from a chair that the previous homeowners left here.
Crazy blocks are pieced onto a foundation fabric,
plenty enough thickness in those squares for a rug.

I had enough squares to make two, 27" x 37" rugs.

The backing is made from
a dis-assembled couch throw that didn't quite work out.

I'm back in the groove...
 Sun is shining, temps are in the 70's, life is good!

Hope You' all had a creative and fruitfull weekend.

Till next time,


Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

Too cute!

Christine said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I can relate to concert floors. The rugs are perfect, and brighten the room up.

The sun is shining here, but the wind is coming from the North so cold.

sawn48 said...

One of my favorite things to do is to make something useful from something others would discard. It makes me so proud to see my finished project as I am sure you feel the same way. So many memories in the little quilt, there would be no way I could have tossed it either. I would have found some way to keep it around in a useful manner.A Great save and pretty,too.

Nancy Claeys said...

I love quilts, just not the process of making them. I learned that long ago. I'm happy you find joy in the process. You are very talented. :)