Monday, February 11, 2019

It is cutting time again...

I spent the afternoon in the basement...Ironing pieces of shirts, and then cutting 6 1/2 inch squares!    I got the idea years ago to buy shirts from Good Will to make a quilt with.  At first it was just shirts that said loud and clear 'To Be Worn With Jeans'....I only bought them when on sale.  And I only bought sizes Large or larger. 

This is that quilt.  It is only older daughter wanted it when I made it.  It has been all over creation with her.  It is at least 21 years old...maybe a little older.  And still in use.  The shirts are all cotton shirts. 

This is one that we use...I have it put away right now, but w have used it for years.   It is from flannels shirts.

These are the same squares as in the first photo...just spread out a bit.  Yet you are still not seeing all the different flannels.  It will take a lot more squares than pictured here.   Yet I have not decided how big I want to make it...I want it big enough to cover up with in my chair or on the couch.  But I don't think I want a full sized.  But we shall see.  My quilts are never planned...they just evolve.