Monday, April 8, 2013
Design Floor Monday - Shirt Strings
Shirt quilt so far. I figure 7-8 rows of 6 blocks, plus a border, binding. All made out of shirts that I found at thrift shops or garage sales. This is for the Hubz, and he is so totally into it that he now scouts out shirts for me. The rules for this particular quilt are: all-cotton if possible, although there are some cotton/poly blends in here; colors are blues and white and/or a bit of green. In my fair isle knitting years, I always had a sparkle color someplace to add a bit of zip to the pattern, and now in my quilting years, the same thing holds true. So, the green adds the zip. Well, at least I think so.
Here's what a block looks like before trimming.
And here it is after trimming.
Cool, huh? I could do this all day long. I see many more string quilts in my future. I love the process, plus it doesn't matter much if my seams are wonky. Yay, wonky seams.
I've spent maybe $10 - 15 on these shirts so far, and I have so much material that I can easily make 3 more of these quilts. Now I want to use "real" fabric for the next one, and play around with sewing blocks together and then cutting to make different blocks.