I had a quilt that I had made a while ago that I just couldn't get to sit flat. I tried a new way of constructing a quilt but it just wouldn't flatten out. We have all had these quilts that take on a life of their own and no matter what you do it just won't work. I had put a lot of time and effort into this piece of work and did not want to just throw it out.
I had done a lot of dying and stitching and I really loved the effect of all the blocking.
So I decided to chop it all up. It took a lot of courage but I am so pleased I did.
I have made 6 journal covers with the different sections of the quilt.
Close up of the small journal
I also made dust covers for all my sewing machines. I just edged them with a satin stitch and put a piece of narrow elastic on each end to keep it into place.
I still have lots of wee scraps of quilted fabric left that I am going to stitch together and the consider the possibilities.......
What I have learned
- That when a quilt doesn't sit flat there are still many possibilities.
- That there is always a way to make something work
- Something beautiful can be created from something that seemed to be a failure
- There is no such thing as a failure
- You learn the most when something doesn't turn out the way you planned
- You may start with a plan A and then move onto a Plan B or C but it doesn't make it wrong just a different path
I challenge you to take a quilt that hasn't worked and try to make something else from it. You will amazed at the possibilities.