Thursday, 27 May 2010

Make do update

More that 3 weeks into my first Make do month, I’m doing great. The only thing I had to buy was a piece of tulle for my City quilt, other that that I have been making do with the best of them. Honestly I haven’t even been that tempted, but I am getting my fabric fixes by sorting and playing with my stash – and some unexpected gifts from MIL. This was her dress when husband was little (about 45++ years ago) and later made into a pillow case. Now the seams are ripped and the pieces reside in my stash. I love the colours and pattern and am amazed how modern it looks.

12 comments:

  1. I do the same thing when I want o purchase more fabric. It helps the budget and reminds me of what I was planning for each and every piece I have. You are very lucky to have a MIL as nice as yours.

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  2. This is the true spirit of patchwork and quilting, well done Mrs M. I will continue to buy new fabric and feed my addiction while others are upcycling, recycling and every other cycling - otherwise our poor quilt shops will go out of business!! How altruistic and considerate am I? vbg

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  3. While I didn't go official with make it do month (nothing on my blog :(, I have been trying to make do with my swap projects--it's amazing how trying to work with what you have leads to new possibilities. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  4. My laptop is so sensitive since it was cleaned up , I just lost my comment , but here goes .
    I,m also using my stash but not much sewing going on while summer planting my garden--cottonreel

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  5. I,m also digging in my stash but I,m not getting much sewing done till all the planting in my garden is finished --cottonreel

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  6. Wow - that's what I call great recycling!

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  7. Old fabrics like that besides being beautiful always have such a lovely hand to them. Great gift....xox Corrine

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  8. Wow! talk about the ultimate recycling. I am using up my stash too. Need more room to buy new stuff. My latest string quilt is really using up blues and reds.

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  9. That fabric is awesome! I just love it.

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  10. Great print and color!

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  11. I remember those kind of prints from my childhood. Lovely! They are modern again indeed. Fashion and fabrics seem to repeat themselves every 3/4 decades.

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  12. I love vintage fabrics, especially one with a tie to the family....I cant wait to see what you make with it!

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