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4 Feb 2014

A bunch of scrappy plants

I love free patchwork and I have a full box of scraps
So what would be nearer than making something out of them?
This is a first concept.
I don't throw away anything, every little scrap disappears in this box
and today was the moment and the decision made.
I want to create something of it.
I took a linen pillow case out of my stash and cut it in two parts.
I bought it years ago second-hand ---- a wonder of a find, for less than
an apple and an egg (as we say). Linen!
Now I am looking for lightish scraps to form a back ground

Oh gosh. A thread came out, too - it looks like a bird but it will not
play any role in this drama ----- after a few minutes it wasn't to be seen anymore.
The chaos is great in the beginning.
After reflecting quite some time and also at night I came to the conclusion
that it would be best to stick the fabric scraps to the background with this
special "Hi-Tech" (what a name) fabric glue - just a little bit so they won't move
when I go over them with the machine.

Like that. With a multi-coloured Madeira machine embroidery thread
which I love.
I hope you have as much fun as I.

8 comments:

  1. this is beautiful, modern art and watercolour painting all in one! But I don't need another reason to keep scraps, I already have too many.

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  2. I love the first photo. You must be feeling so good to just 'let it loose.' Keep it up and before you know it, you won't have any scraps left.

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  3. oh i absolutely love it. i have loads of baskets and plastic bags filled with scraps. they come in so handy. several years ago, i took online classes with Pamela Allen. she does this type of scrap quilting. here's a link to her work. you might enjoy looking through them and get some more ideas. http://www.pamelart.com/

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  4. This is just wonderful Anneliese. So modern. you are keeping very busy.

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  5. Oh my gosh Anneliese. This is incredible - I have just done the same thing and I have made my mess - oops I mean collage - into a little book cover for journal pages. Great idea using the fabric glue spray. I stuck all mine down with vleisofix but where they overlap was a bit troublesome. Thank you to Deanna for linking to that lovely website of Pamela's.

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  6. What a great way to use up old scraps. In this kind of work that very odd looking piece of fabric can always find a place and nothing needs to be thrown away.
    I really enjoyed these 'scrappy plants'!

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  7. I am so impressed with this Anneliese what a lovely piece you have created out of scraps. Wish I had lots and lots too as I would have a go as well but been cutting mine into hexies for the hexie BOM pieces.

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  8. The free patchwork is beautiful. I was reading on how you kept all the pieces together using the Hi Tech spray glue, very clever. I would have thought that it would stiffen the fabric and make it difficult to sew....I'll have to give it a try (we have a similar product in the USA)

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