The green and light blue are obvious, green crops and blue sky although I’m not totally sure about the blue……may have a look see for something I like better. The royal blue and white are for a silo like these which we see around here.
I love the hunt of finding a cool shirt, love the $0.89/lb price (Goodwill Clearance Center), love de-boning them (yes, I love this part, I find it soothing and rewarding), and am in love with the variety of stripes, plaids and prints that are different from what everyone else is working with…..well except for the other thrifted shirt quilters, LOL 😉 For my Brave Chicken quilt, I used shirtings for the sky. I wanted colors that gave the impression of turbulent skies. I think the plaid with the shot cotton achieved that.
I wanted two of them so the doors would be different, although not all pole barns have different colored doors. So I went digging in my shirtings and came up with these two. I think they’ll do nicely 🙂
Did you know chocolate brown shirts are hard to come by? Bonnie Hunter mentioned this a looooong time ago and I never, ever pass up a chocolate brown shirt 🙂 That’s how I was able to make this 100% thrifted shirt log cabin!