What I’m Working On….

I am still trying to finish getting my shirts cut up…I have three quilts cut out but I am thinking that while all the mess is all over, I might as well cut out another.  In the mean time, I did stop to make five blocks…


star blocks.  My absolute favorite block!  I like them even more that I anticipated.

The blocks will be for the quilt Hand Me Downs, from Bonnie Hunter’s first Scraps and Shirttails book.  The blocks are so fun to make as matching fabrics isn’t a concern…it’s just a grab and sew.  I think I am going to LOVE sewing with shirts.

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9 thoughts on “What I’m Working On….”

  1. I just love those shirt blocks. I wish my husband wore more plaids and stripes. Perhaps I should make a trip to the Goodwill and see what I can find.

  2. Those blocks look great! Would never know that the fabric was recycled! I just got the “leaders and enders” book and am looking forward to making some of those quilts… Thanks for sharing!

  3. Just this weekend as I was culling out the dining room and taking things upstairs to the sewing toom…. and I found my “Hand Me Down” blocks which made me smile. I la,la,love playing with all the shirting colors and how each block is unique.

    Yours looks so nice too – don’t forget to maybe throw in an occasional solid into the mix as it really brings the blocks to life ;)

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  4. Jo, it looks as if you did match your plaids! You know I read on someone’s blog that their 2011 challenge was to make quilts without a star…can you imagine that? Sandi

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