It was a good day at the Goodwill Clearance Center last week as far as cotton shirts go 🙂 I snagged two black striped shirts and some nice green plaids.
I volunteered to quilt a guild QOV quilt top made using Jan’s (The Colorful Fabriholic) Log Cabin Triangles (LCT) free tutorial. I’m quite pleased with the quilting. I used the basic swirl from Jamie the Quilter’s Apothecary……the link to the first video is here.
Happy quilting, Cherie
A co-worker gave me a soft pink gingham dust ruffle she was getting rid of (yes, people give me shirts and other items for quilting, he he he). I put the gingham down next to my pile of recent thrifted shirts…..and it looked perfect with a sweet flowered shirt. That was a sign, right? So I made a doll quilt…..with a oops that I decided not to fix, gasp! I quilted it with my walking foot in straight lines and then added some big stitch quilting with perle cotton. I threw in some French knots, just for fun.
I’ve continued working on the RSC broken dishes blocks using thrifted shirts. I have been making two pair of these blocks almost every month since Dec 2014 (wow, 2014 really?!?!) and now have 164 blocks, including the two below for July’s RED color. I am making a quilt 12 x 13 blocks so I am, sadly, done making these. I only need 156 blocks, so I have eight extra blocks to edit out….maybe I’ll make two more for a 9 block baby quilt…..mmmmm. Linking up with RSC…wow, it feels good!
I started a new RSC challenge block…….5×5 blocks from 2 1/2″ squares for the Positively Scrappy quilt by Becky Tillman Peterson found on (Edited to change the link to the main Quilted Twins site, then click the free patterns tabs. This will avoid the sign me up pop up that won’t go away) this page. It is shown in scrappy blues but I think it will be fun in RSC colors. I won’t make it as large (it’s 100″ square!!). I’m thinking 5 x 6 or 30 blocks will give me a nice throw 🙂