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?"

6 comments:

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!