Thursday, March 3, 2016

Reuse and Repurpose

I love to collect small quilt blocks and have always thought about reusing them and incorporating them in some way into one of my handmades.
I decided to give it a try the other day while working in my studio.
I picked out an old quilt block from my pile and tried to find a few fabrics that looked like they would have been used along side this block.  I decided to create a hanging and I'm very happy with how it turned out.  I can't wait to made a few more of these.


I felt real satisfaction to know that I reused a piece of something someone a long time ago put a lot of love and time into.  Yes, it's a bit tattered and torn, but that's part of the charm of an old piece. 
Wishing you a day of peace and satisfaction!
Smiles, ~Nan

16 comments:

old crow said...

Just lovely!! You did a beautiful job!!
Mona

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Nan,
It is really wonderful!!! Perfect way to re-purpose those amazing pieces!!
Enjoy your week!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

Kate said...

It's a beauty, Nan!

Robin in Virginia said...

Great finish, Nan! And a fabulous way to reuse/repurpose older handwork.

Rugs and Pugs said...

WONDERFUL!!!

Three Sheep Studio said...

Beautiful. I like how your mind thinks ;)
Rose

CraftyGurl said...

Beautiful.... I am all for reusing and repurposing. That's lovely Nan!

jan said...

Absolutely love it, Nan. ...jan

HomeSpunPrims said...

It's beautiful, Nan! You did a perfect job picking out fabrics. Looks like an antique piece. Hugs, Lori

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

That turned out great, Nan! I'd gladly hang one anywhere in my home.

Sweet Sue said...

superb!

wranglerkate said...

Love your hanging pocket! It's beautiful. Really a great idea.

Darlene said...

What a wonderful idea!!!!

Ele said...

That's really beautiful, what a clever idea

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Such a creative soul you are and such a lovely piece Nan!
Many Blessings
Robin

Dennis Barton said...

Good job Nan! That’s an excellent way to re-purpose those amazing pieces. At least you have a nice way of reusing old stuff especially those that meant a lot to some people a long time ago. It is inspiring how you put the old pieces together.

Keep up the good work!

Warm Hugs!

Dennis Barton @ Chand's Disposal