Saturday, February 21, 2015
From the Sewing Room
I bought this Indian kantha quilt from my friend in New York who is a bit of a collector of kantha quilts. I believe he has around 500 kantha quilts. They are beautiful and unique and made by hand with old, recycled sarees. I had a hard time cutting it up, as I was tempted to keep it as a quilt. But, I originally wanted to make other things from it, so I took the plunge. I made a tote (above) for my friend, Kelly, with the kantha and some denim that I bought while we were at Mood Fabrics in NYC last month.
I sliced the lower half of the striped t-shirt up the middle, and then sliced my gray t-shirt up the sides to a determined location (a few inches below the armpit). Then I placed the gray t-shirt on my mannequin, letting it naturally hang with the slit open, and I pinned the striped fabric under the gray t-shirt. I measured front and back of the striped fabric so that both sides of the t-shirt were equal. Then, I zig-zagged it in place!
Have a wonderful weekend!!! Next week...let's chat February Books.
"Tidying is just a tool, not the final destination. The true goal should be to establish the lifestyle you want most once your house has been put in order."
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo