I've never made a quilt of any kind before. So I started out simple (8" by 8" squares), using legs, back pockets, and just about every scrap of denim I could get my paws on. It helps that the Salvation Army was having a sale (a bag of clothing for a dollar), so I was able to get a TON of jeans for refashioning purposes.
This is what I've got so far:
(The cat thinks she's helping me, by the way, and I hate to dissuade her.)
At this point I've got a TON of blocks--hopefully enough to make this quilt, some matching pillows, a reversible scarf...
Suffice to say that even with a surplus of denim I've got plans for it. And there's 5 or 6 jean cut-offs waiting to be turned into purses/bags of some sort eventually, once I figure out how to line 'em.
The only downside is that I don't have a permanent area to set up my sewing machine, and I'm tired of lugging it out of its resting place against the wall...so below is my temporary working spot.
I used to have it set up on the dining room table, but when people are looking for a place to sit and eat they get miffed to find a sewing machine in their way.
By the way: that sewing machine may look innocuous enough, but it weighs 15 tons and is supposedly 'portable'.
HAH! I laugh in scorn at its so-called portability. Feh.
Ahem. Anyway. On to other projects...
It was a little more involved than I originally thought...by cutting off the bottom hem and the neck all of the tension went out of the shirt and it was really, really, REALLY loose. So a little altering was necessary (took it in about 5 inches total on the sides)...but as for now I'm rather pleased with it.
Mom thought I had bought it at the second-hand store...which is a pretty big compliment towards my (usually) mediocre sewing skillz. XD
I'd show off a picture of my latest skirt too, but I haven't gotten around to getting a picture of that yet. Sigh.
Oh! A note on the skirts--I'm working on another one for a girl I know and Mom and a friend of hers have also asked for one. XD I might actually be able to make money on these things...hmmm....
Anyway. It's late and I'm starting to ramble...so I shall ever remain,
Your crafting hostess,