Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New & New

I'm so glad to have a new handwork project.  This pretty gray skirt was stained this summer  when I geniusly wore it on our camping trip.  I'm using the Alabama Chanin reverse applique technique to give it a whole new look.  Just started...

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In other shades of "new", I'm working on expanding do. Good Stitches to include all the many that would like to participate, as well as some new charities.  Today, I found Piecing Hope, which sends quilts to a Christian orphanage in Africa.  If you're interested in becoming a host of one of our charity circles, please let me know!  Charity suggestions welcome - especially from members and members-to-be!

11 comments:

  1. What a neat project! I'd never heard of this technique--really great effect (& so resourceful to use a stained fave!)

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  2. Ooh! I'm so excited that you're doing this project! You'll have to let us all know how it goes. :)

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  3. I bet this skirt is going to be beautiful!

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  4. I am not familiar with this technique; are you going to cut out the middles? I'm sure it will be better than the original skirt!

    It's great that you can expand do. good. stitches; that is wonderful news!

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  5. That's right, I'll be cutting out the middles to reveal fabric I'm attaching underneath. It's from Natalie Chanin's book, Alabama Stitch Book.

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  6. What a cool idea! I love reverse applique. Women in the village I lived in overseas used it frequently to decorate their wrap skirts. :)

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  7. I have never seen this technique, but it looks great. I love the grey shade as well.

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  8. I just popped over from Anna Maria Horner's blog and was so happy to see that you are "Chanining" your skirt. It is turning out lovely. Your stitches are perfection. I am sure, once it is done, there will be a part of you that will be grateful that you took your skirt on that camping trip. Carolina

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  9. I'm a big AC fan. How did you transfer your design to your skirt? By the way, great job of hiding the stain!

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  10. I used white chalk, and just rubbed through the openings of the stencil. I'm using a library book, so this method didn't damage or stain the stencil :).

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  11. I love that book! I need to get started on the skirt before summer is over!

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