Small Fabric Pieces: Five

You may remember the small fabric pieces I showed you not long ago (look here). I have a few more to show you – these were made in September/October 2021. I used the technique I followed for much of the time I made fabric art for sale back inthe 1990’s and early 2000’s. For a full explanation, look here at this post I wrote about a large hanging I created not too long ago.

Short version: I adhere pieces of fabric to a canvas fabric background using stitching, either regular stitching with the machine or free-motion machine stitching. That’s it!

The first one is 6″ x 6″, more or less, and the second one is smaller, I think because I must have not liked the side of it and cut it off. Maybe that’s the reason, and maybe not. I admit to not being able to remember.

Did I mention that I bought a new sewing machine? Yes, I did do this, back in September. My old machine, a veteran of 24 years of very hard use, finally showed signs of giving up the ghost. Rather than repair it, I opted to get a new one.

I reflected on the idea that if this new machine lasted 24 years, I would be 87 years old. And that when I got my previous machine I was 39 years old. Well. This is something to think about, right?

7 thoughts on “Small Fabric Pieces: Five

  1. marissthequilter

    Enjoy your new machine and your new year.
    May you live and stitch until you are 87 !!
    (If I make it to 83 I am going to smoke a cigarette, the last one having been smoked 31 years previously, which is the length of time that I was a smoker.)

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. You know, some friends and I were talking one day about what things we had given up and that we would take back up if we were diagnosed with a terminal illness and there wasn’t the staying healthy issue and going back to smoking was the most popular (I never smoked so I said I would eat chocolate cake every single meal).

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