As time winds down on the urban home goods swap, I knew I had to decide on a plan for my partner. I spent a few minutes at borders book store while waiting for Sophia to get out of preschool.
I picked up these goodies.
My Inspiration could not be limited to just one book (that's what I told my husband for explaining my 80.00 book purchase, after I had told him I just went for one. ) The Patchwork Style book was where I got the idea or my swap partner. A Kitchen floor mat. The concept is stack quilting, or similair to a ticker tape style of quilting. Arranging various fabrics in layers and quilting large peices in one direction, and the smaller pieces in another. At first glance it almost looks like a checkerboard in some spots.
Since it does get used as a rug, I love this idea because as it gets used and soiled, you can just add another favorite fabric over the stain quilt it down and it's a brand new rug. Perfect for the patchwork lover, and changes over time as you keep adding patches.. I have a few more cool ideas coming that are not in these books, but were in fact inspired by them. I will share soon. What do you think? Do you like the concept? Would you dare actually use this a a rug?
You can see the bigger photos here