In any case, sometimes I just have to make something. Beginning, middle, end. How about you? Do you ever have that overwhelming urge?
Last week at Fiber Art Fusion, Melinda led us in a workshop on using mystery and other non-quilt-cotton fabrics to make a needle book, or a small bag. She encouraged us to experiment with all the decorative stitches on our machines in the tradition of crazy quilts.
It was such fun. I brought my little patchwork piece home and proceeded to stitch with some rayon thread, using a variety of machine stitches. It was interesting but ultimately I was not entranced with it.
So it went in the trash.
But I was still in the mood, so I started over, using swatches from Sawyer Brook and sewing projects. This time, I used hand-stitches to embellish. I cannot say if I will ever use it, but it was satisfying to make.
Dimensions: about 5.5 x 5.5 inches
Old macrame beads
quilt cotton, wool, knits, linen, silk
embroidery with #5 DMC pearl cotton