Bloopers, Repurposed!

As the very wise Judy Coates Perez wrote in a recent FaceBook post, make mistakes, make lots of mistakes!  (In connection with a very interesting article about how failure helps creativity…). 

Well, I have certainly followed this rule ;)…and had a particularly unfortunate attempt at a self-portrait last year. (Nope I’m not posting THAT picture.). The more stitching I did, the worse it got, so I gave up and took it off the long arm.

BUT…I loved the colors…and decided I could chop bits of it out to make mini-wallets.  Carefully harvesting as many 4 1/2″ by 6 1/2″ pieces as I could, I fused them to pieces of stuff fusible, backed them with a coordinating solid, folded them and stitched around the edges.

Snatching usefulness from the jaws of defeat!

Tomorrow evening begins the Festival of Lights…so we’ll discuss a very fun way to make Hanukkah cards.

Published by neonkittyquilts

Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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