You might remember a bit ago when Kelli was on a marathon session of buying and cutting up recycled shirts. At the time I was laughing to myself….For those of you who have worked with shirts you might understand as I believe this is a common phenomenon.
Quilter finds shirts at a good price.
Quilter buys shirts.
Quilter takes shirts home.
Quilter is overwhelmed by the large stack of shirts.
Quilter starts in on cutting up shirts into fabric.
Quilt wonders what in the heck they got themselves into.
Quilter vows to buy no more shirts.
Quilter sticks to vow for a month….then
Quilter is tempted by one shirt….it is the right color after all.
Quilter buys shirt and the ten others that were at the garage sale.
Quilter falls off the bandwagon.
I don’t know if any of you do this…but I do. Kelli does. I’ve watched her do it! I’ve watched me do it….time and time again.
So…while Kelli was all hot and heavy into shirt mode, I was avoiding shirts. She would send me picture after picture of cute quilts made from shirts. I casually looked being polite to comment but trying with all my might not to get sucked in.
Well it was so tempting. There are so many shirt quilt on Pinterest and Google images. SO MANY!
TOO MUCH TEMPTATION!! I CAN’T HANDLE IT!!
I love this!! I want to make something like this badly. What do you think?
Temptation after temptation.
Finally I caved and started this….I had shirts that hadn’t been cut up yet so I processed and cut as I went.
I still vowed…I wouldn’t buy any new shirts.
This was actually very easy as all of the places that I buy shirts at…had no shirts. Kelli was buying them all!!!
Well Kelli got sick of cutting up shirts. She vowed, no more shirts. Well I was still doing good when a blog reader, Becky, emailed me and asked if I wanted shirts. She would send them to me and I could have them. Oh my. How do I say no to that? That’s the best deal ever!! I still had a couple that I hadn’t cut up so….I said yes!
The shirts came….aren’t they awesome!!
under the top layer…even more. I have a project in the make that needs blues and yellows….there are five or so that are EXACTLY what I want…..
But…I’d need a few more yellows…and a few more blues for variety….
…and I was at the store and there was a bag sale
…so while I’m already getting two…I might as well fill a bag….right?
It only makes sense. Right?
…and there I went down the rabbit hole again.
…and not I have a big stack of shirts that need to be processed. Oops…I did it again.
I haven’t vowed no more shirts again…I have vowed that they can only be blue or yellow…or the perfect red, green, purple or orange. Oh who am I kidding. NO ONE!
Truth be told, I love going down the rabbit hole and falling back into shirts. At least it’s a cheap adventure….and fun…and I love the quilts made from shirts!! Thanks so much Becky. I LOVED the shirts…as soon as the sewing room is clean, I’m going to start in on the yellow and blue shirts. They are EXACTLY what I was looking for!!! Becky also included a fun book on making boxes. I’ve passed that on to Neighbor Girl.