After I put a new t-shirt binding around the yellow quilt...
|And it looks amazing...|
|YOU GUESSED IT...I decided to use the front of my tie dye t-shirt instead!!|
|So, with the help of an iron, some stitch witchery -- I started by just IRONING the patch over the bad square...That really is the best way to deal with it. AFTER I ironed it in place, I zig-zaged around the edges...|
|AND I LOVE IT...LOVE IT, LOVE IT...|
|This quilt brings back so many wonderful memories of when my boys were small. I am glad it will be a part of Lilly's life now...|
|I wanted to make sure you knew THERE WAS T-SHIRT FRINGE...|
BUT, make no mistake -- I KNOW THIS IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE QUILT RESTORATION. Remember...I am not pretending to be a quilter.Quilters are amazing. They are truly fabric artists. (I got a comment the other day from Quilting Susie, and I am afraid of her...)
Most of the sewing I do is mending, recycling t-shirts, making funky long dresses -- I enjoy the utility kind of stuff.
I have always thought sewing is like playing the piano. Every single person who took piano lessons as a child developed in their own way -- some of us liked it, some of us couldn't wait to quit. Those that stuck with it eventually were attracted to the music that moves them -- be it jazz, or pop songs, or the classics. But only a few will be invited to Carnegie Hall. The rest of us do it strictly for our own entertainment...and isn't that okay?
I sew every day...today I might restyle some t-shirts into new pajamas for Lillian, tomorrow I might mend some blue jeans for John...and there is no way I can tell you how much joy it brings me...
Really -- isn't that the whole point?
There is no end to my sewing joy -- but tomorrow, I'm going to share my 2013 sewing guilty pleasure....and you might be surprised...