Sunday, July 22, 2012

What to do with all this collected bits and pieces...

If you are like me, you are always finding things, saving things, and collecting things that catch your attention. You know that someday, the perfect project will require just that very thing.

...scraps of fabric, ephemera, ribbon, beads, buttons, and all kinds of other little bits.  On of my favorite ways to use up some of these 'treasures' is to make a collage quilt.

I used drop cloth for the base, batting saved from packaging of some item that arrived at our house, and cut small squares of fabric as the background for the collected bits.   And sticks, and wire, and mini clothespins to hold the mini quilt.

This one uses blue and purple as the primary colors.  You can see it is an assortment of things that come together.

Buttons, paper, lace, cheese cloth, and creativity come together.

Pretty much anything can get incorporated into these quilts.

It takes a bit of time to come up with the right combinations, but it is great fun to sort through my things to see what I can discover.

And here is another one, done in a different color.  This one hangs in my bedroom.

Again, a broad assortment of things...  tissue paper, lace, printed card stock, and scrapbook embellishments were some of the items used here.

What things would you use on yours?

This is a fun project that can be quiet personal, or simply made to use up odds and ends collected over time,
I would love to see yours, if you decide to make on of these!

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  1. What an original idea! I love the colors of the first one. Great job. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. These are great, Brenda! Hmmm...I'd probably put bits of lace and layer different fabrics (applique)...maybe a few hot fix crystals, vintage buttons...I'd just go with it and start pulling from my stash probably! Thanks for sharing with air your laundry friday! I'll be featuring tonight. xo Jami

  3. What a great and original idea, and love the colors. Collage quilts who would of known. I'd just pull my stashes out and go to town. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  4. Just to let you now I am following you on Linky and Pinterest - you are being featured tomorrow night at Sunday's Best #46! Congrats!


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