Work in Progress: Another Shirt Quilt

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.

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Nemo Day 3: Still Not Plowed Out = More William Morris Quilts

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.003

A blue-blooded New Englander, I love a good snow storm. Ventured out at the peak of the snow on Friday night.

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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.

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Queen Shirt Quilt: Finer Details

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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Work in progess October 21, 2011

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.