Last month I participated in a fun exchange called #thewastedswap. If you have been checking in here at Casa Crafty for a while, you know that I am really into making things out of recycled materials. Trampoline, shower curtains, plastics in general.
My swap partner is a lovely crafter that is new to quilting. It’s always hard with these swaps when you try to guess and garner info from the other persons social media. In my case it may be easier because I post a lot on Instagram and with this blog, the Facebook page and so on you can generally figure out a little of what I like.
Mary sent me this cool organizing bucket from recycled jeans and fabric scraps all woven together. I saw it and immediatly thought of a plant that needed a new covering, and I smile whenever I see them together!
This swap was unique because we needed to use materials that were recycled, made of recycling or generally headed towards a scrap or crap pile.
Mary is a beginning quilter, so I went with my favorite hipster fox from Elizabeth Hartman of oh fransson. All of the fox face except the white portion are pieced from a vinyl shower curtain. I used another section of the shower curtain for the background as well and on the other side of the bag too.
I tried to keep the “quilting” simple. Sewing with thin vinyl like this can be hard and frustrating. As exhibited by the glasses on my fox. The white muzzle on foxy is from a chip bag and the glasses are from a dog food bag!
For the other side of the bag I used shower curtain, found silver leather and jute strapping. The jute strapping is generally for upholstery but I use it for handles and straps all the time. For this project I used it for the side and bottom panel and some accents on these two pockets as well as the strap.
I had a lot of fun with this project! It wasn’t hard on me and I loved making it. The space for the swap was limited and I am so glad that Jenelle at TrashN2Tees put it on! Looking forward to next year!