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Additional on “Additional Conversations”

Follow up to yesterday’s post, What’s on the Design Wall.

Better Photos

Terry the Quilting Husband (TTQH) and I did an outside photo shoot with Additional Conversations, the improvisational art quilt from recycled materials I completed yesterday.

Here are some better photos of the piece (as opposed to those from yesterday where I squished myself to the hallway wall to take photos…):


Now the quilt sit on the ironing board awaiting batting, backing, and quilting.


The Recycled Materials

In case you are curious, here is a list of the recycled materials used in this piece:

  1. Denim duvet cover
  2. Old jeans
  3. Curtain (valence scarf)
  4. Tweed jumper
  5. Old sweat pants
  6. Corduroy Shirt
  7. Gold home decorating fabric scraps (given to me by an interior decorator from her sample collection)
  8. The world’s ugliest orange corduroy pants


All these items were destined for the landfill but instead they became this quilt!


Tomorrow is the last day of October (and Halloween) and the end my month long 4th blog anniversary celebration (see post Blog Anniversary Celebration & Giveaway).

To close out the 4th anniversary I am putting together a post called “Random Follow-ups“. I am going to randomly follow up on posts over the past four years that are hopefully deserving of follow up!



27 thoughts on “Additional on “Additional Conversations””

    1. Ugly pants everywhere: unite…well unsew…and become something beautiful! The more I work with recycled clothing, the more I want to work with recycled clothing – so challenging yet fun! I do love new fabrics too. Thanks for your comments 🙂

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  1. Wow…. I loved it before knowing “its story,” but seeing the list of recycled fabrics makes me love it even more!!! Girl, you are Soooo Inspiring & Gifted!!

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  2. There’s so much I like about this. It seems it is really YOU, especially. Maybe one of the things that seems most like an expression of you.

    What fabric will you use to back it? What about batting? A re-purposed acrylic blanket from the thrift store? And will you hand quilt it? How does that go, with the corduroy and denims? So many questions…

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    1. Thanks Melanie! I will use either traditional quilting fabric or some bark cloth from a thrift store to back it. I hand quilted The Recycled Road made with the same fabrics (except the denim duvet cover) and it worked with large stitches. You can check out the blog post on The Recycled Road to see how it came out (hopefully you will not gasp). I will use a thin batting. 🙂


  3. I would never believe that any of the fabric had been ugly. The quilt looks amazing! I just love it! Way to go Terri for helping out. Some times you just gotta have those helping hands. 👏👍👍♥️

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