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Novice SCRAPPY Q

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Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well, and Blessed as I’m. I’m a Novice when it comes to quilting, and I’ve been, and still working on what I’m calling My Novice Scrappy Q (Quilt). I’m using up scraps given to me by friends, and some I purchased from Thrift Shops, and the Salvation Army. It is not the best, but I’m having fun doing it. Here’s what I’ve done so far.

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I’ll post again when completed.

Be Blessed Everyone,
Mtetar

SIX OUT of One

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Hi Everyone!

I’m Grateful for another Blessed Weekend, and I hope you all are.

The weather on my side of town is raining, and cold.

I’m Blessed with more strength to have completed another project. This project was made from a Sweatshirt.

The Sweatshirt was cut around the Crew Neckline, cut off the sleeves, cut the body of the Sweatshirt midway, and turned it into a Reversible Vest.

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Next, I used the bottom, the piece that was left from the Vest, and used that for the top of a Drawstring Reversible Skirt.

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Next, I used the Sleeves, and turned that into a Reversible Tote Bag.

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Here are the Fabrics used, two different prints.

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Be Blessed,
Mtetar

JEANS Pants (child’s) now a SKIRT

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Hello!!!

Hope you all are enjoying another Blessed Weekend, as I’m.

Weather wise, I’m thankful the rain has stopped, and the Sky is clearing up beautifully. All thanks to God for his Grace.

I just thought to S H A R E this quick Small Project. I turned a Child’s Jeans Pants into a Skirt. I made a Drawstring Skirt, by adding another fabric to the Stripe Fabric which was the pants. I then ripped off all pockets from the upper part of the pants, and attached them onto the skirt. Next, picked out thread around the bottom, instead of hemming.

Front:

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Back:

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Some preparations, before the finished project.
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GOD is good,
Mtetar
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THE Weekend

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Hello Everyone!

Once again, hope you all had a Blessed Weekend as my granddaughter, and I did. The weekend was busy, challenging, yet fun.

Busy, because I spent some time finding fabrics, sketching out a stocking, and arranging the fabrics to make the stocking reversible.

Challenging, because it was my very first self made Holiday Stocking. It was even more challenging, trying to make it reversible.

Fun, because it was Inspiring, and I completed the project. It turned out okay, not perfect, but I am looking forward to doing it again better.

FABRICS used:

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REVERSIBLE STOCKING Pics:

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Over the weekend, I was Grateful to have Celebrated another Doubled Digit of my life. I Celebrated with my family, and through God’s Grace we had plenty to eat, and drink. It was one of my BEST Birthday Celebration. God continues  being good to me, and my family.

Be Blessed,
Mtetar

FREESTYLE

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I’m creating my blocks with a freestyle method. Store bought patterns at this time look difficult, but will try them soon.

Freestyle:

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TABLE TOP

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This was made working with whatever scraps I had. The intention was to use scraps with purple prints, and shades forming quilt/patchwork look. It didn’t work as planned, but the receiver loves it. She used it for her Books Display Event.

Here is the TABLE TOP/ Table Cloth:

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Opposite Side:

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What do you think? Thank you in advance. Best, Mtetar

NOVICE Quilt B L O C K

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As a Novice/Beginner of quillting I’m  preparing, and making Quilt Blocks for a Scrappy Quilt. It is going to be a while completing this quilt, due to not having enough scraps of fabrics. I’m a Believer of God, and He is going to make this possible according to His WILL.

My BLOCKS:

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Any suggestions? Thank you in advance. Best, Mtetar

NEW SEATING

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Chair Covers can be expensive depending on fabric type, style, and brand. I decided to take the chance to create something for my own. I went out looking for fabric that could be use all year round, and sponge for the seat. The making began without a pattern by measuring the length, and the width of the chair back, and the same for the seat. I began the process by folding the fabric, marking the measurements on the fabric, and cutting the shape out.

Here is my Surprise:

The Front

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The Back

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What are your thoughts? Thank you in advance.

From POCKET to POCKETBOOK

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I love Jeans, and therefore can’t stop Recycling them. I cut out one pocket from an old pair of Jeans and turned it into a small Pocketbook. The Cotton Print  Trimming was all added by hand along with the closure, and handle. I attached two belt loops by machine sewing in the back to be worn around the waist also. Let me know your thoughts. Thank you in advance.

Results:

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Great for small items.

COTTON and KNIT

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This was another fun project for me. I thought to make a scarf  other than Wool and Silk, or Cashmere. Out of my Quilting Stash I was able to blend two different Winter Prints, cutting into Rectangular Shapes, sewing them mixed like quilting for one side of the scarf. On the opposite  side of the scarf I decided to use a matching Kint Fabric. I had enough of the Kint left for matching hats. I added an extra finishing touch to the hats by trimming with scraps and yarn.

Here it is!

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A better view of the scarf. 100% Cotton Prints.

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