For those who follow my blog, you may remember this 'hum bug' bag I made last fall for a buddy.
I love cutting up my old quilts...my bud, Mary Andrews, actually got me started doing this a few years ago...or should I say 'gave us permission' to do this!! I haven't stopped since! Mary was and still is cutting up her quilts, so she is my inspiration!
The original piece was a bleached shibori piece of fabric my daughter made several years ago. I had hand stab stitched along with some embroidery stitches.
Also, back in 2010, I was playing with burning Tyvek for another exhibit, so thought I would combine both of these left over pieces in our challenge!
There are a lot of hand stitches in the black background...And the orange/yellow area was free motion quilted. I joined each piece using some leftover binding I had from another project.
This was a fun challenge and I had an opportunity to Re-use (old quilts), Re-purpose (quilt pieces) and Re-duce (my stash)!