Once in a while a quilting project ends up being a Lemon
When that happens, what do you do? Well you could just toss it or…
you could turn that Lemon into Lemonade.
Yeah, I know and overused cliche…but it works.
If you don’t do something with it, the quilt lemon,
it ends up hanging around turning into a UFO.
The UFO will clutter up your work space.
The cluttered works space also blocks your creativity
We don’t want that.
So let’s turn that Lemon of a project into something useful
My quilt lemon was intended to be a wall hanging.
I think it helps if you dislike the way a project was coming out, it makes it easier to cut it up into smaller pieces.
You can turn your quilt lemon into a lot of smaller things like:
- Baby Bibs
- Mug Rugs
- Hand bags
- Wine Totes
- Mouse Pads
I decided this abstract wall hanging would make perfect quilted mouse pads.
Surprisingly enough quilted mouse pads work well and they add a nice homespun flair the office space.
The trick is letting go of what you were making
find the best parts of the piece to create something new and useful.
It may take a bit of cutting and some creative slicing and sewing; this is a perfect time to create a little magic.
I ended up with four mouse pads, 3 of which are in the shop.
The fourth mouse pad I used as a practice piece for bindings.
I am still working on improving that technique! 🙂
What about you? Which Quilt Lemon are you going to tun into Lemonade?
Adele, Blogging the Creative Life
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