Tuesday, March 31, 2009

vintage block



I liked the simple vintage block Bonnie showed over at Scraps and threadtales'. The block is huge, 17 1/2 inch finished.
I am working on cutting down about 15 years of thrifted shirts that I had taken apart, but were not organized well (kept the backs, cut everything else down to 6 1/2", 2 1/2", 2", and 1 1/2", and random crumbs).
Whenever I got really tired of ironing and cutting, I'd make a few more parts for this quilt.
A simple pleasure of quiltmaking is the surprise I get when the raw blocks from the design board finally get sewn together--the transformation sometimes is startling.

11 comments:

Vicki W said...

That looks great!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!

Sharon

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It looks wonderful...I think scrappy plaid quilts are one of my favourites

YankeeQuilter said...

Wow, that looks wonderful! So far I have only made about 5 blocks...got to get going on this one. Love the plaids.

Vicki said...

Love this quilt. Is there a pattern for it?? If so, where can I find it? Thanks,Vicki

Anonymous said...

All this talk of recycled shirts makes me want to run out to the thrift store right now. Carolyn in NC

sandra said...

Your vintage-look quilts are so fresh and gorgeous.

ROZ said...

What a magnificant quilt. Now I really learned something from you--save the backs of the old shirts. I have some from my husband, and I could do that, I guess.

Janet said...

you make some wonderful quilts out of shirts, I love them all. I have no shirts like that though I'm wishing I did.

Jeanne said...

Love it!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh this is wonderful!