I got the idea way, way back when, years before I started sewing again, from a quilt in one of Kaffe Fassett's books. He used men's shirting which he bought from a pricey haberdasher in London. I never forgot that quilt, so when I began quilting, I started looking for men's shirts. Forget expensive shirting fabric; I wanted to do this on the cheap, ahem, frugal.
It was only a few months ago that I began looking at Bonnie Hunter's site and the spot where she talks about repurposing shirts. And then the light dawned on me when I discovered Mary Johnson's Heart Strings site. To top it all off, Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company put out a video of this technique. MSQC now sells 10" square foundation paper, which is a great size for me, and I don't have to make my paper foundations; they've done it all for me.
That's the story, Morning Glory. So now you know.
Finished the 5th row tonight. 2 more rows and then I start sewing these guys together.
No pics because it's dark. You don't want to see dark pics.