Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WIP: MSP Guild Upcycling Challenge





On occasion of the upcoming Earth Day holiday, our Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild challenge this quarter is to make an item using repurposed fabrics.  A portion of my project will utilize the wool pictured above. Today, I'm cutting out zippers and waistbands and then will begin felting all this wool.

It is fun to use things that I've been hoarding for a while as well look back at their original purpose..the blue wool on top was a jumper of one of my sisters, the herringbone is scraps from a jacket I made myself in high school, the plaid are scraps from a shirt one of my sisters made my dad, the darkest tan are pants that my sister made me in high school...and the MOST FUN of today is the dresser drawer that I'm emptying that I can store more fabric in!

5 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...





I'll be watching Karen! I have a stash of wool to recycle. Are you going to use all of that stack on your project?

lisa said...





Gotta love an empty drawer to fill with fabric. Good to see that I am not the only one not quite finished with the April Challenge! Have fun.

Needled Mom said...





That will be a fun project. I am sure it will be a thrill to felt it all as well.

wannabequilter.com said...





I found your blog through the Quilting Gallery and wanted to say HI!
I'm anxious to see what you make out of your repurposed fabrics!

Verna G said...





I.m interested in what you did with this. I have a pile waiting to be used!