If you’re like me and have a love of quilts made with shirts, sometimes I’m VERY in the mood to make them and other times, I wonder why I do as cutting up the shirts can be a really lot of work. I’ve learned that I’m either “in the mood”…and cut out a couple quilts at a time or I’m NOT “in the mood” and don’t touch shirts and even vow that I won’t buy any more shirts and then I go to a thrift store, the prices are fabulous and there I am..buying shirts again.
I can tell that I’m heading towards a “in the mood” stage again. I am working on Georgia’s quilt right now if I do get to a machine. But I just might cave big time here….
What’s sending me over the edge??
A sale at the thrift store…shirts were 10 for $5. I bought all they had. 50 shirts. I told you about these before…but they’ve been sitting here waiting for me to find some motivation to cut them up.
Well I think I have some motivation. Mary from Country Threads is the inspiration. (I stole these photos from Mary’s blog-please go over there and see all of her pictures of the quilts)
Check this out….
Do you Bonnie Hunter fans recognize this as Bonnie Hunter’s quilt Four Patch X?
I’ve already made the quilt…I RARELY EVER make a quilt twice. Here’s mine….
Mary’s version has me TOTALLY wanting to make it again. I adore the burgundy and grays. What a different look to the same quilt. If anyone is thinking of making a memory quilt, like Mary did, this is absolutely PERFECT.
Mary also did a version of Rectangle Wrangle…another of Bonnie Hunter’s patterns.
Mary wasn’t thrilled with this….me, I like it. There is something almost like a “Manly watercolor quilt” look to me and I like it.
Here is my version….
I adore mine.
…but I really like Mary’s too. It has a different feel to it that I like. It’s almost like there are two different patterns.
So…I’m tempted and it’s all Mary’s fault. I know I won’t be doing anything
anytime soon. I still have had little time at a sewing machine since Kramer’s cancer diagnosis. That’s okay. I’m still thinking and dreaming and that’s part of the fun. Thanks so much for the inspiration Mary. Seriously readers….go check out all of the photos of Mary’s quilts on her blog HERE.
Hmm…Kayla suppose to be home towards the end of the week. She is a great help with shirts. I think I should make sure I have box of shirts here on the main floor in case she gets inspired to cut up shirts. YEP. That sounds like the perfect plan.