Sunday, November 30, 2014

Deconstructing....

Way back in June when it was cold I felt the urgent need to make a couple of scarves....


these were done with some large 'scraps' given to me by a friend.... I joined the pieces and purchased some more flannel for the back...


Well, now I have decided I don't really like them... just a bit too wide and bulky .... so I chopped up the two large ones....


and joined them together again.....


... then decided they needed a bit of extra gold to give them a bit of zing (Chris helped me choose.. thanks Chris if you are reading this... it's a perfect gold for what I wanted) 


Hubz was busy doing his own deconstructing so I drew, cut, ironed and sewed....


... and now I have a new lap size quilt top.... 


 It's really what I should have done in the first place.....

This is our porch where Hubz spent most of his Saturday.....


... hasn't even got the poles now....


... it's just bare cement... waiting for it's facelift.... so it will be all beautiful for Christmas...

I hope you managed something constructive over the weekend....

Righto, Gotto Go.... I want to tidy a shelf.... just one mind you... only can cope with one at a time!

32 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

OMG....you really are amazing....looks fantastic...can't wait to se the makeover...

Grethe said...

What a lovely lap top you made out of the scaves, love the stars! Nice to see what the weather is like at your end; cold and a wee bit of layers of snow here at the moment :-)

Jane Galley said...

They've made a lovely lap quilt, so good you could remake the scarves into something you were happy with.

kiwikid said...

Wow that was fast!!! Good t see you have something you are happy to use...is a wonderful quilt!

Anita said...

Hey...you guys are pulling everything apart!!! lol Love what you did with the material, have to wait and see what happens with the yard. lol
Cheers, Anita.

Christine said...

Lots going on at your house!
Your blanket is a masterpiece but I did like the scarf too.

KERYN B said...

That's really clever and the new quilt looks great..

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea Fiona and the quilt looks fantastic,you are such a clever chicky,and your new patio will look awesome can't wait to see it finished.xx

Karen S said...

Great idea. Good use of lovely fabric in a very creative way. The stars are perfect.
Good luck with the work on your porch. Love a good facelift! :)

Elyte said...

Great makeover for those scarves. The gold stars are magic.
Hubbys deconstruction is a bit more of a commitment.

Jennifer said...

That is so much better! Your back porch will be seeing quite a makeover - I trust we will see pics.

KaHolly said...

Leave it to you to come up with such a grand idea! It's just adorable. Can't wait to see your new patio.

Chantal said...

From scarf to lap quilt! Genius. The addition of the stars is the perfect embellishment. Great job. I love your new lap quilt. Have you keep the flannel for the underside or is it all cotton?

Anthea said...

Hi Fiona, wow your last few posts have me thinking 'Better Homes & Gardens'!
Scarf conversions... new driveway... new outdoor area... site supervisor doing a quality check... there's lots happening at yours!
You've done stunning work for Kris, you're so clever, & I'm sure she's thrilled.
x

WoolenSails said...

Love what you did with the scarfs, that is a beautiful quilt. I also love your patio area, nice place to sit and enjoy the views.

Debbie

Janet said...

The gold stars really add the right zing! Looks like a major project going on there - will it actually be ready for Christmas?

Too many eggs said...

Gorgeous quilt, the stars just finish it perfectly

Christine M said...

How clever were you!

Sue SA said...

Wow those gold stars put the breath of life back into that quilt top, what a great idea. Hmmm hope your DH has time to finish this project before Christmas! I am sure it will be fabulous!

Anonymous said...

That little quilt is AWESOME!!!! I am in total love with this one!! My fave colors plus stars (luv)!!!! So much better than a scarf....LOL!!! Really like the design, too!!!! Hugs......

Susan said...

The stars are a perfect touch - I think much better as a quilt too..looking forward to seeing the new verandah! How exciting...

Tarnyia said...

Clever little vegemite you are... I too think the scarves are bulky... Following the veranda make over xxx

Allie said...

I've seen those scarves and didn't think I'd like them either - too wide, not cuddly enough. I prefer yarn around my neck, or silk. I think it's brilliant what you did with it - the stars are the perfect touch!!!!

Jeneta said...

I love transformations! Your scarf-to-quilt transformation is fabulous. The addition of the stars is very clever. Can't wait to see your transformed patio!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Fantastic makeover....clever girl!

Cheryl said...

Must admit Fiona I prefer your lovely lap quilt too. It's lovely. How nice will that be to have a whole lovely new outdoor area - great place to sew and stitch as well

Lin said...

A great way to use those fabrics and your gold stars really give a bit of zing. Can't wait to see your new porch - well I don't suppose you can either! xx

Chriss said...

The stars are magic! Its a brillaint quilt top. Well done

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow that is a cool quilt from your scarves Fiona! Looking forward to seeing the makeover!

Raewyn said...

Love your new quilt!!! Great de - then re- constructing!!

Mistea said...

Repurposing is the flavour of the month.
Love your revised project.

Sisbabestitches said...

Such a clever change! Love the stars! You are such a faster pull-aparter and put-back-together-er than Hubz ;) One shelf is such a noble goal, well done you!

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