Sunday, 2 April 2006

Sampler No.2
Did I mention that my work room is a mess? Well, on one of my infrequent forays into tidying up I gathered together a large pile of what I can only describe as bits. These are leftovers from making collage pieces, tags etc. and because I'm such a pack rat I can't bear to throw them away. They are really too tiny to do anything with, or so I thought. But then I started thinking about the quilts I used to make out of scraps of fabric. These samplers are kind of an extension of my quilting and very satisfying to make. I might try a really big one!

8 comments:

  1. Oh, this is such a fantastic idea - did I tell you how wonderful I think you are?

    Kari x

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  2. I have a thing for fabrics and quilts. That's probably why I enjoy collages so much. I love what you did with this bits. Wonderful combinations of textures and colours.

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  3. This is fantastic!! I have to confess that I recently donated a huge bag of itty-bitty things which I had had great intentions of using, but... anyhow, my friend's daughter greatly appreciated it and has made some wonderful things with it, so at least it's not wasted! But I also know that I'd have never managed to turn out anything like you've done, even if I'd kept the bits LOL!

    Hugs, Lolly xxx

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  4. I'm exactly the same! Sometimes I wonder where my textiles & papercrafts work starts & the other ends!

    I love these Fran :D

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  5. Wow! I love this! I love quilting also and what a wonderful way to "quilt" a collage! I know about the cleaning desk thing. I made my "hats" collage randomly when I was cleaning it after a project I got frustrated with! The random/fun collages are indeed the most satisfying! This one is a gem!!!

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  6. I too have a messy workroom, because Ive been making quilts! Love the idea, I too should set myself a challenge to make a collage with my little pieces of treasure. Judy x

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  7. Fab stuff, Fran! i'm in mid declutter/sort/organise in my newish art room and I have boxes of "scraps" that I keep becasue I can't bear to throw them away!! I used to make ATCs from them but have got out of the habit so thanks for inspiring me! :-)

    Maz

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  8. Love this idea! I hate to throw away my scraps as well. I'll have to try one. Thanks for sharing.

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