Saturday, February 16, 2013

Reject Rescue


my buddy  Debbie
posted her re-purposing of a little piece of a scrap quilt
I'd sent her a while ago...

the piece I kept was used for machine quilting practice
it was awful
but somehow never got thrown out
eventually the machine quilting was picked out
borders removed...

today I trimmed the edges and hand stitched on a border
I add the basting stitches around the border
so I know exactly where to affix the binding

this little piece is going in a UFO box for future quilting
after some applique is added




these two are also going in the UFO box
they are at the flimsy stage...
waiting for quilting

today I've straightened up the last 
of my stitching mess
on to rug hooking...

as always, the pictures are bleh 
between the dreary Ohio skies and my lack of skill
you'll just have to imagine
less washed out looking little quilts

9 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kelley ~
I think your little quilts are very sweet!
Hugs :)
Lauren

kathyinozarks said...

your quilts look great, I love quilts like this, I do allot of quilts for guys using mens cotton shirts-your pattern would work up nice for that too Kathy

Orange Sink said...

Kelley,
Those little quilts are wonderful! You are doing so good at getting things done! I am going to email you soon! Want to be able to sit down and think about all I want to say!!!!
Talk soon!!!
Cathy G

WoolenSails said...

I love how yours came out, I think I should have used a more prim border for mine, to have it for any season.

Debbie

The Evening Stitcher said...

I think your quilts are beautiful!..But I can understand. I never could get the quilting bug, myself..I have one larger quilt that is cut out, pieced, but none of it sewn together. You are such a good hooker....but you are also an awesome designer...have fun!

annie said...

I like them, beauty is in the eye of the stitcher.

saving for travel said...

Just popping across to say hi!

I love your cotton reel header. That is so pretty and I have some lovely wooden cotton reels that I have inherited from my mum and bought at thrift shops.

Sft x

HomeSpunPrims said...

I love all of your little quilts Kelley! Can't wait to see what you are hooking. Thank you for the comment on my rug. Always fun to see what you are working on my friend. Big hugs, Lori

thesimplequiet said...

Kelley, your quilts are beautiful ~ not the least bit, "bleh", so, in person they must be perfection! No surprise ~ all your projects are simply gorgeous!

rebecca