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Thursday, March 6, 2008

triftstore embroidery & Japanese fabric

These hand embroidery patterns were once part of one long piece that originaly was made as a wallhanger. I bought this wallhanger last july in a triftstore ( see this post). I thought they could came in good use for another project someday.

My creation

And these are my Japanese fabrics. I saved them for a special project too! Not yet knowing what project that would be!

Japanese fabric

But last week I had the embroidery patterns in my hand and saw how well the colors blended with the colors of the Japanese fabrics. Then I knew how to use them.... a quilted wallhanging!

wall hanging

I kept it simple by sewing stripes in different sizes around the embroidery patches and then cut the patches in six equal sized squares.
The finished top is ready now for basting and quilting, a lovely little work for doing this upcoming weekend!


Have a lovely creative weekend too!

51 comments:

Linda said...

What a beautiful combination of old and new Corry.

Sheri said...

You always come up with the prettiest things.
Sheri

martine said...

Wat een mooie herbestemming voor de borduursels.
En het kleurt prachtig bij de lapjes.

Carolien said...

It looks lovely!

Have a nice weekend & greetings, Carolien

dot said...

Just Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Jen said...

What luck to find those beautiful embroideries at a thrift store! And I think you were successful in making them even more amazing with your patchwork.

Susan said...

You really know your color; the combination turned out beautiful. Are you going to hand quilt?
~Susan

LauraJ said...

that is absolutely wonderful!!

Jeanne said...

The embroideries and fabrics look like they were meant to be together. They look fantastic and will make a wonderful quilt.

Doris said...

Wow, Corry---what a great project and a perfect pairing of found items with the perfect fabric! GORGEOUS!!!!

Marian said...

Prachtig!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

That is beautiful Corry - you are so clever to put the two things together! Have a lovely weekend. Lucy x

Jackie said...

Correy, It is very beautiful! I love the embroideries and they go so well with the Japanese fabrics. Where did you get the fabrics????

Annie said...

That looks FANTASTIC. Sometimes you just have a flash of genius don't you! I'm planning on a sewing weekend too.

Ali Honey said...

What a delightful marriage. The person who made the embroideries originally would be so delighted to see them used and displayed in this way. The very best sort of recycling - improving on the original! Well done!

Lissa Jane said...

Corry
it looks fantastic, well done! Dont you just love recycling things? the japanese fabrics work so well with it!


take care
Lissa

Shar said...

Gorgeous! WOW the colors are fantastic I love this quilt!!

Shar

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

OMG...that is just so beatiful....

Gina said...

They look stunning with the fabric borders.

love and hugs xxx

eileensattic said...

Corry, this is breath-taking! I hope to see it again when you have it all finished. Happy Weekend!

Moorea said...

Oh Corry- that is insane! You are an artist. WOW! The blocks are beautiful. What a quilt that will be.
I cannot wait to see how you quilt it out.

Patti said...

Absolutely perfect use of both the fabrics and the old stitchery. I agree with the others - you are an incredibly creative artist. Beautiful!

Leanne said...

They are lovely and the combination of the old and new is fantastic.

astrid said...

het is ongelooflijk zoals dit bij elkaar past. Goed gezien van je!

Barbara said...

what a cool combination...old...new....lovely !!

chook said...

your new wallhanging is just beautiful

Hugs Beth

Guðrún said...

Lovely, lovely, the fabrics are perfect for the stitchery.

Jacquie said...

What a lovely way of making something old, new again. This is simply beautiful!

meggie said...

What a lovely idea! How pretty it looks.

Katy said...

how amazing!!!

Levin (and Emily) said...

you are very clever - i would never have thought to put them together, but it is as if they were made for each other. another beautiful work from you.
l
x

Felicia said...

Oh, it turned out beautiful :)

Shelina said...

I wouldn't have thought of putting those fabrics with those blocks, but they are absolutely beautiful. I wish I had your talent.

Elly said...

Tjeetje, dat je dit zo bij elkaar uit hebt kunnen zoeken, echt prachtig! En zo zie je maar weer, wie wat bewaart heeft wat!

Belém said...

Stunning handwork Corry! This was the best way to use your Japanese fabrics. They blend beautifully with the embroidery. Congratulations.

atet said...

What a wonderful idea -- that wallhanging is stunning! Ohhh -- those Japanese fabrics!

kristin said...

what a great use for those beautiful embroidery pieces. your quilt is lovely!

Katherine said...

Talk about meant to be together. This is beautiful, Corry!

monique said...

WOW!!!!! That's absolutely gorgious! you really know how to match things!
I see that I have a lot of catching up to do on the blogs. Since recently I'm working full time instead of 15 hours a week plus we have our house on sale so I have to keep it very tidy and clean all the time. I hope to get used to all of this so I can get back to my hobbies also.
have a lovely weekend.

take care,
Monique.

LizzyT said...

The colour combination is beautiful!

summer pickles said...

heavens Corry! I was gasping over how lovely the embroidery patches were, but then to see them in one of your quilts! This is just beautiful. As always, just beautiful work. Hope life is good x

Lisa said...

Corry I love the way you put your colours and designs together and enjoy visiting your blog for it's beautiful photos. I've given you the "You Make My Day" award over on my own blog.
Cheers
Lisa

Karen said...

I am very impressed with your combination of the embroideries and the Japanese fabrics. You are very creative!

claire said...

The colour combination is beautiful,What a wonderful idea

gabi said...

Oh wat leuk! Ik hou van die stoffen en kleuren. My try in dutch. Sorry it had to be. I really love this quilt.

Chookyblue...... said...

so prety well done with the old and new........looks like they were meant to be together

Arlette said...

Pure eye candy! My goodness, what a spectacular wallhanging. I don't know when I've seen anything more beautiful than this. The embroidery and the Japanese fabrics compliment each other so well.
Aloha!

Christine said...

Wonderful - I love it. Great way to combine the old and the new.

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

What is it about Japanese fabric? They are both rich and subtle. Beautiful construction/design of your quilt.

PAULE said...

I've just discovered your blog. I love it.
What a nice project ! You really made a great job with those embroidery.

Paule -Reunion Island

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Great job ..
I love the fabrics..nice project !