Monday, September 3, 2012

Playing again.

Hey there, I'm back! So, obviously it has been a while, but whatever, I've got something new to babble about.

I'd been wanting to do something with old clothing, so I grabbed some old shirts and jeans and started cutting. (That sounds like I took them straight from the closet. I didn't, these were set aside a while back.)

Didn't really know what I wanted to do or where to start, so like I said, just started cutting. Once I had some pieces, I played with the fabrics on the wall and noticed I really kinda liked the effect you can get on the sleeves at the seams.

I found some groupings I liked and started piecing. I let the fabric tell me where to go with things and when to stop. (No, I'm not nutty enough to actually talk to the fabric, other than cuss at it when it's being a pain.)

I ended up with this odd, modern, random design.
For the top and the backing, I recycled some old cloth napkins. Didn't do anything to them, but put some batting in between 'em and run a straight stitch around. Didn't bind this one. I liked the way the napkins looked just 'pinned' together with the straight stitch. As for the quilting, well, I hand quilted the pieced design on with rough, rustic, random stitches.