What I’m Working On…
Last week I didn’t get much done in the sewing department at all. As I told you on Friday we’ve had rainy-stormy weather which has called Hubby and Craig both away-then with Kalissa working that leaves me and Carver hanging out. He’s super mobile now and my sewing room isn’t a safe place for him so evenings I’ve working on things I can do downstairs.
Remember my Rectangle Wrangle quilt?
It’s a UFO. I got it this far and then it stalled out. I needed to cut the pieces for the outer border which is all Ohio Stars. They are all cut out. I used upcycled men’s shirts so cutting is always a lot more time consuming. I destructed some shirts to get the fabric I needed. Each star needed a 2 1/2″ strip and a 1 1/2″ strip. I didn’t have that in my scrap buckets so more destruction was needed. Thankfully I already had the shirts.
While I had the shirts out and was destructing I ended up cutting out a Bargello in Plaid quilt. I have made one of these quilts before and loved it.
I worked really hard to add in some fun plaids.
It’s hard to believe that this little pile is enough to make a quilt!! This one will likely be for one of the childcare boys. I eventually want to make quilts for all the childcare kids as they graduate on to Kindergarten. I don’t need this any time soon…but it’s cut and ready for when I do. I might leader and ender it.
Here’s a picture of the Bargello in Plaid I made last time. I loved the quilt!! See?
Here is link to the complete post I did about this quilt.
If you work with recycled shirts you will soon discover it’s MUCH easier to cut out several quilts at once. I did that last time and was so glad I did. I think then I cut out three quilts at once. I’ll likely do that again. Shirt quilts are super fun. I love the look and especially the feel of them BUT, they are a little messy to make when destructing the shirts.
Now that I’m looking at the picture of the one I previously made I am starting to think I forgot to add a few lighter colors in what I cut out for the new quilt….oh well. Maybe I’ll just cut out more strips.
I can tell you this. I am REALLY looking forward to Memorial Day weekend. I’m hoping I am organized enough to plan things right so I can get a full day to sew on one of the days of the weekend.
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