Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Everything Patchwork

(Just so there is no confusion, the projects above are not mine. They are from a flickr group called Everything Patchwork. If one of these pictures is yours and you would like me to remove it, please send me an email at sewandsox [at] earthlink [dot] net.)

Patchwork and quilting have a bad wrap. Be honest, quilts + patchwork = grandma. And I'm not talking about your new young, hip kinda grandma (hi mom!) but the smelling-of-mothballs kinda grandma. Time for patchwork to get hip with the kids. Hang out at the mall and Txt Msg BFF.*

So here's some fun and modern projects that incorporate patchwork. Did you ever think you would see a women's skirt that looked so cool while featuring patchwork? Or how about those wristlets and note cards? Love 'um.

Click over to see larger images and lots more inspiring patchwork projects:

1. Curtains
2. Coffee Cosies
3. Little Girl Dresses
4. Pillows
5. Skirts
6. Coasters
7. Bath Mat
8. Photo Album Covers
9. Pincushions
10. Bracelets/Wristlets
11. Pot holders
12. Notecards

* "Text message best friends forever" -- I had to write this in or my mom, the hip grandma, would email me to ask "What does 'Txt Msg BFF' mean?"


Jacquie said...

Patchwork...hip...absolutely! My 17 year old liked the Zig Zag quilt top. I'm making progress converting the young!!!

Elizabeth said...

Hee! I made my 7-year-old niece a sewing kit for Christmas and the first thing she did was make a little pillow for a friend that said "BFF" in big letters. My father was completely mystified. "What does BFF mean?!?!?"

Patchwork definitely gets a bad wrap . . .and it's so much fun! Love the pictures you assembled. :)

Kate said...

I love flickr - so much there to inspire!

Johanna Masko said...

Making patchwork hip? I'm on it in Toronto!! I teach patchwork and quilting at a hip new shop (the workroom) and most of my students are 20- to 30-ish. Very cool!! And my 8 year old just "graduated" from a hand-cranked toy sewing machine to my old electric Kenmore. Yay!!

Kristin L said...

You picked some great inspiration. I especially love that skirt. With this as our call, I'm sure more young, hip people will jump on the bandwagon.

driftwood said...

so lovely!