Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fabric Inspirations


Karen, a member of my knitting group is in the process of redecorating.
Recently, before coming to knit, she stopped by a furniture store
to check out their couches.
In casual conversation with the store's owner,
he said he had some fabric swatches he no longer wanted.
Bonanza!
Karen took them off his hands and our group has been
divvying them up.
Now, I'm not talking about a few dozen different fabric swatches.
I'm talking hundreds...


...and hundreds.


We're talking paisleys (many all silk),


florals,


and geometrics, as well as lots of solids.

What to do with all these little pieces of fabric?
A little creative challenge was proclaimed and here
is a bit of what has been made.


Katherine, a wonderful quilter has started a ...



pieced pillow top, still in process.


Here's one of several "catch-all" message boards
created by my sister Nancy.
Each different fabric is a deep pocket for
organizing papers, receipts, etc.


This cute little case by Karen
will hold cell phone,
camera or an I Pod.


How about a fabric basket, another Karen creation?


Guess who made the sheep???


I made some accessory bags. 
They're great for knitting tools, jewelry, make up, etc.


I've also been making "Pillow Vests,"
(more about those at a later date),


and table runners.


Remember those blue swatches at the beginning of this post?
Here's what they became.

This week I'm joining the Wow Us Wednesday Party

7 comments:

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH! Can you believe that good fortune? What a special "gift". Love what you gals have come up with so far....and can't wait to see more. xo Diana

Veronica said...

Oh my what a wonderful windfall! Loving those pillow Vests. What a great idea! I have a few swatches lurking about that could be turned into vests!
Wow thank you.

Veronica

Emily said...

You are quite a talented bunch of ladies!

I love those little sheep, but every idea is amazing!!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

How creative everyone was! I love the table runner's...and your table is beautiful!
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Susan, you and your friends are just a busy beehive of creativity!! blessings ~ tanna

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Susan, you and your friends are just a busy beehive of creativity!! blessings ~ tanna

vicki said...

OMG- those paisley sheep--- sigh--

Vicki

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