Sentimental patchwork

Um ano e meio a coser quase diariamente tem produzido muitos retalhos. Para além da vertente ecológica e económica de não deitar fora coisas que ainda possam vir a ser úteis, cada bocado de tecido que guardo nestes cestos evoca projectos passados e faz-me pensar neste blog. A verdade é que ter o blog incentiva-me a pôr ideias em prática, a acabar projectos em curso, enfim, a andar para a frente com a costura.

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Sewing for a year and a half has produced a lot of scraps. Besides the environmental and economic side of not throwing away things than can still be useful, each piece of fabric I store inside these baskets evokes past projects and makes me think of this blog. Thruth is having the blog motivates me to put ideas into practise, to finish wips: in a nutshell, to move on with my sewing.

Resolvi então dar uso aos retalhos. Apesar de andar com vontade de aventurar no mundo dos quilts, decidi adiar esse mergulho e aplicar antes a minha energia em algo que me faz falta: uma capa para a máquina de costura, que proteja a “minha menina” dos nefastos efeitos do pó.

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So, I decided to give this scraps some use. Although I’m eager to venture into quilting, I’ve decided to postpone that wish for now and to focus my energy into something that’s missing in the craftroom: a cover for my sewing machine that will protect “my girl” from the nasty effects of dust.

Comecei por separar os retalhos por cor: para um lado, encarnados e azuis; para o outro, cor-de-rosa, amarelo, verde e cor-de-laranja. Depois cosi-os uns aos outros sem medições nem regras e fiz cinco painéis. Em seguida, pus cada painel em cima de lona branca e “quiltei” tudo com costuras horizontais.
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I began to separate scraps by colour: on one side, I placed reds and blues; on the other, pinks, yellows, greens and oranges. Then I pieced them without mesurements nor rules and made five pannels. Afterwards, I placed each pannel over white canvas and quilted everything together sewing horizontal seams.



Depois cosi os painéis uns aos outos, fiz uma baínha generosa (para a capa se aguentar em pé) e pronto! Projecto acabado e imediatamente posto a uso.

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Then I sewed the pannels together, made a generous hem (for the cover to stand up straight) and that was it! Project finished nd immediately put into use.



13 thoughts on “Sentimental patchwork

  1. pink-petal-designs says:

    Hi , I just LOVE this. i have been meaning for ages to ,ake one of those and you have inspired me into it, i have been using up my scraps too just lately, i like it that much i think i am going to have to “make” some scraps now.lovley blog, i just found you.Sarah x

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