Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Getting lost down the Rabbit Hole - Change
My mum was throwing away some lamp shades and I had an idea of changing them up with some embroidery so hung onto them and ended up making this first test piece. It wasn't smooth sailing! (To read more about how I went about it see it my blog Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner).
I liked the idea of a quilted version and an embroidered version in the same block and even though this one got turned into a cushion I think the basic idea has possibilities and is a little bit different from quilts I've seen with embroidered motifs on Pinterest.
I really enjoyed the whole process of this even though the output is just a simple quilted cushion. Drawing my own designs, testing them in fabric and thread and seeing the many ways this could go (birdhouse in the garden maybe?) has been a lot of fun and very satisfying.
I feel like I've cheated a bit as I'm not sure this fulfills the brief of a Change inspired quilted item but sometimes change comes in small movements, each one linked to the one before. Without the theme challenge I might not have had the idea to upcycle mum's lampshade and end up with lots of sketches and ideas!