Thursday, February 26, 2009
More shirt parts.
I wanted to encourage use of lights, (and this quilt certainly uses up a lot of them) playing with the negative space.
Rows are 6 lights and 5 darks, cut 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches.
Alternating rows are random pieced lights, made from 2 1/2 inch strips.
Borders are from 6 1/2 inch strips.
I have been cutting down all shirt parts (except the backs, I leave them alone for odd shaped pieces) into strips 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2" and 6 1/2".
My mother reminded me of her stacked bricks quilt she made in the 1970s out of wool scraps, shown below. She used an old coat of hers for the background rectangles. My recent quilts seem to be channeling this quilt.