Every year, about this time, I get to thinking about the graduation quilts
that I traditionally make for high school graduates at my church.
This is what THINKING looks like. :)
The log cabin-esque blocks are very free form
and have not been trimmed yet.
Making this kind of quilt block is a natural for me.
NO special rulers.
Most of the strips were cut with scissors
as I sat at the sewing machine.
This is the "fabric" of choice piled on the floor
and on the table.
Lots of old shirts plus an assortment of scraps
and some striped yardage.
For some ODD reason
I'm saving the cuffs, collars and tags.
I DID make a tag quilt once and dream I might do it again!
But the cuffs and collars???
Maybe I'll be inspired someday.
This is last week's work.
I put ALL the little triangles together
and this is ALL I got.
It's too small at this point.....
I will let it simmer in the "TO FINISH someday" pile for a while.
What are YOU making???
I love your shirt fabric blocks--i think they'll be super looking...hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
Those shirts make some very fun blocks. It's going to be a perfect guy quilt.ReplyDelete
Beth, watch your email. I have a couple of photos of placket quilts. I didn't make 'em but I saw them in a gallery.ReplyDelete
Hum, maybe there is a cuff and collar quilt in you!ReplyDelete
Love what you're making with the shirts!ReplyDelete
shirts just look so comforting and cozyReplyDelete
Love the way your mind works. It will be fun to see what the cuffs and collars spark in your brain.ReplyDelete
Great to see your repurposing.ReplyDelete
Love the log cabin blocks with the shirts and plaids. Last week I had my plaid quit up.ReplyDelete
Hi, Beth. I love that you save the cuffs and collars. Are these shirts that belonged to family members, or thrift shop finds that you're repurposing? Your triangle blocks look great all by themselves, but if you're tired of making them and want a bigger quilt, why not set pieced borders around them? Lately on Pinterest I've been smitten with some very modern looking medallion quilts. Just an idea. :-)ReplyDelete
I love your plaid log-cabinish blocks!ReplyDelete
Love those blocks!! How many graduates do you have this year?ReplyDelete
LOVE the blocks with the shirts so much. There's just something about shirtings in a quilt that make me happy!ReplyDelete
Awesome blog, i always enjoy & read the post you are sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank for your very good article...!
wow !!! it's beautiful and so lovely,i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.ReplyDelete