Lately, I've taken a bit of a hiatus from sewing. I know, say it isn't sew! But I have. Sometimes I just need to take a few days away from my machine and focus on something else. It may be a book, word/number puzzles or it could be a knitting project but after a few days I'm ready to sit at the machine again. Sew, although I haven't been sewing, I have been working on something quilty.
My guild is having its quilt show in March and I'm on the ribbon committee. I'm not sure exactly when it came about, it was at least four years ago, but another guild member had the brilliant idea of using an origami flower pattern outlined in the book Fantastic Fabric Folding by Rebeca Wat.
They don't look like much now but add a fabric covered button to the center and place it on a ribbon and they look fantastic pinned to the winning quilts.
It amazes me when someone can take one pattern or one fabric and use it in an unconventional way. Who would have thought fabric would be great for origami? And then to have someone look at that idea and take to another level - love it!