Tuesday, March 06, 2007

crumbs from shirts



I have been making crumb blocks from plaid shirts I have taken apart--the great stripe for the border has been on my shelves so long I have no memory of buying it. The blocks were trimmed to 6 1/2 inches.
Yes, those are Christmas lights still up on March 6th.

12 comments:

Diana said...

Beautiful quilt! I don't think I would have had the nerve to use the purples and oranges, but they fit right in, don't they. I just love it!

Helen said...

I have LOTS of fabrics in my stash I have no memory of buying. Is it Fabric Amnesia?

Screen Door said...

I really like this. Great quilt! I bet there are memories attached to some of those pieces.

Tonya R said...

I love it. This quilt looks so lovely and soft, yet the bits of red make it glow. Gorgeous.

Elaine Adair said...

Same comments from me. This turned out so nice soft, and comfy. Great job!

Lily said...

Well they're actually 'winter lights' are they not? :)

Beautiful colours together. Sometimes blue and red can be not such friends, but these plaids really work together. Well done Lynn.

Bonnie said...

Oh Lynn, this is SO great! I just love these "utility" type quilts so much..they feel like home!

Bonnie

Finn said...

Hi Lynn, I absolutely LOVE your crumbs! What a great and practical use for some of those odd bits that are in our baskets once the shirt is apart. I had never thought of a string or crumb quilt top..*VBS* Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Finn

Darcie said...

Terrific demonstration of what crumbs really are...and that no matter the color or the size...they all just work!

gwen said...

My husband can only buy new shirts if I can use them afterwards! I love using plaid and the crumbs are really a good idea to use up sleeve tops, pockets, ... Great job!

Laura said...

Great quilt! I love how it looks like an old time utility quilt.

Lucy said...

What a beautiful quilt. And that from shirts. It looks so cozy !