I’ve been working on a new shirt quilt. This time I am incorporating more solid colors and working with thinner strips. It’s easy to make when I have all the raw materials quick at hand. I have been collecting old shirts from thrift stores for over a year now.
Our plower-guy quit in the middle of the storm. Splendid. I live on a private drive and the City will not come with a bucket-loader to clear us out. Hopefully I will get “off the rock” tomorrow.
A blue-blooded New Englander, I love a good snow storm. Ventured out at the peak of the snow on Friday night.
Then again, all this weather keeps me inside and at the sewing machine. Working on another William Morris quilt. Trying to find just the right the balance of colors and patterns.
I decided to use a Japanese style fabric pattern for the back to Eggplant and Olive. Now I am working on hand-quilting it.
I am enjoying exploring new fabric options. My favorite is shirt-fabric. I like to go to the Salvation Army and other thrift stores to pick up these fabulous, striped fabrics and use them in new ways in my quilts. Below is a quilt in the final stages of production. This one is a queen.
Can you recognize the shirt material? Loads of FUN!
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Working on a new quilt with some reproduction fabrics with blue and green colors.
Now that the holidays are over, I’ve been quilting up a storm while watching the Patriots and the Bruins games. This one is mostly olive greens and cranberry reds.
I have been collecting shirts at used clothing stores for a while now. I have always wanted to make a quilt from their fabrics – now I am! The colors are predominantly blue or blue stripes. I think this will make an excellent summer quilt.
Started making a new one from those fabrics I pulled the other day.
When I am building a quilt, I need to tack it on a wall and see how the pattern emerges and how well the colors work together. I have hung a piece of batting on a wall and the quilting squares stick to it very easily. The log cabin pattern in my favorite because there are many ways to arrange squares within the pattern. This style with the radiating diamonds is called “Barn Raising.” I will use up to 40 different fabrics and it is fun choosing different ones based upon their colors and patterns. I will keep building it out by adding more squares to the perimeter. Once I have it all set, I will sew the squares into rows and the rows into one sheet.