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?

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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.

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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.

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I worked really hard to add in some fun plaids.

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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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