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Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Right Stuff!

I found the right fabric to use for my opshop finds quilt. You'd never guess where I bought it....at the opshop! As soon as I saw it in their remnants box I pounced. For $3.50 I got a 74" (180cm) length of matrial 35" wide - plenty and more to spare for something else. Here it is, and there are a few of my embroideries laid out on it. What do you think of that? The fabric has to be washed and ironed first of course, but I couldn't wait to see if my initial instinct was right.
Dianne over at Beach Textiles also collects linens, but she 'upcycles' (is that the right term?) some of her finds into other objects. This beautiful doiley was included in one of her blog photos, and I commented on it. She said I could have it, as it was too nice to cut up - you bet it was! It arrived in the mail yesterday; I am always gobsmacked at the generosity of our blogging community. Thanks again Dianne!

5 comments:

Miss 376 said...

What a bargain! With the 'frames' around the individual pieces, it fits perfectly

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Gina, that is the perfect piece of fabric ... great find !!! Can't wait to see the finished project !! Have a great weekend. Hugs xxx

Doreen G said...

Must agree that fabric looks perferct.

Gina E. said...

Thank you all for your vote of confidence in my choice of fabric! NOW I can start working on it...It will be pretty simple really, as Connie and others have advised me that appliquing the embroideries to the background is the quickest and easiest way to do it.

Lyndel said...

looks great. best choice yet. I'm home again and back into blogging, so hopefully week after next I'll be free for some op shopping (next week's already a bit hectic!!).. I can tell ou the break away was very relaxing evn if I did drive every one of the 2,044km myself!