Every 6 weeks we have a challenge theme and we all interpret it the way we choose. Your interpretation does not have to be in quilt form but if it is, the quilt should be 12 x 12.
Over the past few weeks we have been interpreting the theme of Hardware Store...
I went to the local Ace Hardware and walked around for what seemed like forever trying to let inspiration hit!
When I walked into the store the man behind the counter asked if he could help me find something. I told him he probably had never had a request like mine and he said "Oh I bet I have".
I told him that I was looking for things to make a quilt with and he looked like he had swallowed something. He said "Nope! Hadn't had that one and went to laughing!".
So, I just galavanted around the store for a while picking up one thing and eventually laying it down for something else. I finally spied the Flag Tape and thought how cool it would be to make my own fabric out of that! wrong!!! I didn't think about how I was going to affix it to something to hold its shape! I was just happy I had found something I could work with!
An idea started brewing and I went and retrieved a lock, light switch and a plug in.... Can you see where I am going?????
Well... here it is in all it's glory! I had to leave off the plug in because it would have been over crowded...
Well... it bowed up a little... Enough that if I had left it in quilt form, it would not have laid flat. So I reverted to a pillow and I LOVE it!!
Before I finished the pillow I sewed up and down the strips so that the braid design would not shift... I then found a backing and cut a piece of batting and sewed the pillow form. It was a heck of a job turning it right side out but I finally won!
I embellished with the lock and light switch with one of the long doll making needles after I stuffed the pillow. If I had thought I could have sewn them on before I stuffed it! Oh well, I am a gluton for punishment. :)
I hope you like my interpretation! It won't win any awards but I do like how it turned out!
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