I have always eschewed patchwork groups and my comment has been, “Why would you spend heaps of money on fabric just to cut it up into little pieces so that you can sew them back together again?” I simply don’t see the attraction and in my opinion it is a waste of money. In fact many of the creations are just for display and serve no practical purpose. Once again, why?
However, I have recently discovered that this is not the case with all patchwork and quilting. I have been reading Frugal in Cornwall and if anyone knows how to do something for nothing (or not very much), it is Froogs. She has been quilting for some time but has really got into it recently. This post is just one of many where she discusses upcycling fabric for these gorgeous quilts.
Anyway, I have been inspired and finally capitulated. At the moment I am just creating some blocks out of scraps of fabric from my cupboard. Most of it is new – offcuts from completed projects or pieces that have been given to me. A couple are garments that have been unpicked.
When I looked through my stash it seemed that pink seemed to be the dominant colour. Not entirely surprising, since I have 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters. These are the blocks I have made so far. There will be some blue as well with touches of purple and green. I am not sure how many blocks I will be able to make with the fabric I have got. Nor do I know what I will make. I am wondering about a quilt for Izz, whose birthday is in August.
Watch this space for more progress.