Thursday, February 26, 2009

urban planning



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.

6 comments:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That is stunning..I love symmetry of the blocks against the strips...very nice.

Screen Door said...

I love the light colored plaids--- refreshing... looks like a summer picnic... Get that baby quilted....

Vicki W said...

I really like this! Very striking!

Louise said...

Your new quilt is pretty. I hope you are aware of the effect it hs had on me.... I just went to a church sale and picked up several light colored shirts! Your fault!!!:o) I am so easily influenced that it is lucky that I never had bad friends...who knows where I would be today....:o)

Anonymous said...

Ooohhhh...very nice! Cozy! I really must organize my mountain of plaid shirt pieces--maybe I'd actually MAKE something with them! You're an inspiration.

Sharon

Quilts And Pieces said...

Its wonderful!