Saturday, June 20, 2009

Recycling pillow cases

Last year Johnny came to visit during Easter and brought some old flannel shirts, pillow cases and bed linen. I had asked him to do so, because I think recycling is a good idea. He wanted me to make two place mats out of the pillow cases, which I have worked on the last days. I believe these colors are from the 1970's? They are not "my" colors, hence a bit difficult working on... I didn't want to use too much of the pink and green for not making them too "intense" (sorry, I don't know the correct word for it), but I think all colors (fabrics) are beautiful - but in small pieces.
 
I didn't want to follow a particular pattern - and this is how it turned out.

 

2 comments:

karenfae said...

I think the word you were looking for is "overpowering"? yes they look like 1970's colors to me too and a lot of it can be too much! LOL can't believe I use to wear a lot of those colors - I would have really stood out in a crowd except everyone else was wearing those colors too :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

zarina said...

I too am in love with bedsheets (literally vintage with small flowers). So far, I have sacrificed one of my quite new for a pair with my niece. I love the design that you have made.