Monday, October 13, 2008

Go Green

Quite a while ago, Quilting Arts magazine had a "Go Green" challenge to make a small quilt using recycled materials. This is what I sent in, but they chose not to use it. Maybe there wasn't enough fabric for it to be considered a quilt. Anyway, I'm showing it to you now.

It is made with old pattern paper, flowers cut out from tissue paper, a piece of wool fabric cut from a thrift store skirt, old beads and tops of old buttons, a piece of selvedge, plastic tab from an orange juice can (that's the ruffles on the shirt), strips of leftover plastic canvas to make the border with stitches in between the holes. The backing is Timtex and more of the shirt fabric.

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