Saturday, December 21, 2013

re-purposing

I have to start this post by saying how very much I dislike having things around the house that I see no purpose for. One of those things, unfortunately, was this hexie wall hanging. 


I made it way back in June and I loved everything about it except for the fact that it was a wall hanging and I could not find a place for it in our house. As much as I tried, it did not seem to fit anywhere. One of the reasons, I suspect, is the fact that we have pillows and quilts all over the house so adding more quilty goodness to the walls seems a bit too much.

 
So, after way too much thinking and pondering I decided to chop the wall hanging up and turn it into coasters instead. Ruthless, eh? But it worked beautifully.


I used some gorgeously soft AMH flannel for the backing and voila, I had six perfectly charming hexie coasters all finished. They were already gifted to a friend of mine who loves them and uses them on a regular basis. And that's what it's all about for me.

In case you wonder, this was not the first time I "re-purposed" something I made. You can click here to see how I turned another wall hanging into a pillow, and here to see how a pillow became a pouch. I have issues, I know :)

Hope you all have a very lovely weekend. Svetlana

22 comments:

  1. I wouldn't say issues - rather a creative and practical use of an impractical project. Brilliant! Jxo

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  2. I am glad you just find a way to use the beautiful things you make. But this is also brilliant, rather than fuss with quilting 6 little things, make a big piece and then cut it, what a great idea.

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  3. I love that you are not afraid to hack up a perfectly good project to make another perfectly functional one. All these projects we make SHOULD be used and loved! :)

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  4. I don't think you have 'issues'! You have creativity and purpose! Most of us would hide these types of projects away in a drawer- at least you are getting use from your pretty hexies!

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  5. I think that's a great idea, and a nice creative way to make something of use. They are very pretty hexie flowers.

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  6. I love those coasters. I agree much more practical than a mini :-)

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  7. You've got me thinking about a few things I can repurpose!

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  8. Voila is right! Very creative. I'm wondering what you will do with all the hexies you are basting now?

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  9. I know how feel i need to know where something is going to live before I make it, which is somewhat limiting at
    Times.

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  10. 'Though I like the wallhanging which could have been used as a table topping / runner thingy maybe I also like the coasters a lot. I don't think I'd be able to cut into the finished project. But your post makes me thinking of re-purposing my quilted pillow that I don't like as a quilted pillow... We'll see what I come up with. Or better: if...

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  11. I love that those hexies have become useful and someone is loving them. There was a danger that as a wallhanging it would just get put in a cupboard and forgotten. Clever you!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family :)

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  12. No, Svetlanko, dopadlo to dobre :) Vymyslela jsi to pekne! Take nemam rada veci, ktere jen lezi a nemaji uzitek. Ale ja je pak vetsinou nekam zalozim a zapomenu na ne. Ty jsi to vymyslela uzasne!
    Krasne dny! Jola

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  13. That was hard to watch....but they're cute!! You do such beautiful work!

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  14. The coasters look great. Brave you for cutting into a finished project. I think you made the right decision if someone is loving and using them.

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  15. Great! I like to add function to things as well :)

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  16. I love this idea. Will have to keep it in mind although.

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  17. I love that you chopped it up and repurposed it. Good job! I could learn a thing or two from you! ;)

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