Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cleaning Up

It's that time of year; school starts soon and the grandkids leave in a week so I'm trying to clean my studio to get a fresh start when I finally find myself with tons of time on my hands (really?). The Wild Thing has been sitting on the floor with a pile of fabrics for too long, annoying me no end.  So I decided to machine stitch all those little pieces down and clean up the mess. At first, I had it all pinned down. It's like working with a porcupine. 














Now, I'm not sure I can do this. No idea how it will turn out. I'm simply sewing pieces of fabric onto a couple layers of newsprint--a primitive appliqué,
raw edges showing. The white thread shows.



















There remains a big spot of paper to be covered. Hmmmm. 


And I made two, thinking that it would be just as fast to do two as one. 
What folly...

Linked to Nina Marie's "Off the Wall Friday".

9 comments:

Debbie said...

A snippet type project always takes longer than planned. I spent more time on a 9 by 12 inch piece than a baby quilt! I vow not to do another and then I will get sucked into not wasting a bit of scrap fabric and do another. i love it when they are washed, softened and frayed!

Nifty Quilts said...

I absolutely love this!!

Maartje Quilt said...

Lovely all this fabrics. You have raw food, I call this 'raw quilts'. I will follow this blog to see what you do with this.

Shannon said...

The piece looks very free and relaxed. That's appealing to my right now; I worry if I tried it though it would come out a big mess!

Sylvia said...

I just keep tossing small pieces in a bag. Love this idea, I think it will turn out wonderfully!

Linda M said...

Your work has the feeling of a very free spirit. Will you leave it as is or use it as a background for your wonderful applique?

MulticoloredPieces said...

I really haven't decided what to do with it, Linda, but I'm thinking it will become a background...maybe. First, I have to finish it and it's soooo tedious!

Shannon, be intrepid! It IS a big mess, however, you just have to persevere and work it out. It's another adventure--hard to say how it will turn out. Warning: This is not one of those time-saving techniques!

deanna7trees said...

love this idea. so freeing.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Looks Great Nadia. I do something similar, but I've pinned myself more times than I care to deal with, so now it all goes down with thread basting. Loving to see your work as always!