Wednesday, 5 October 2011

old shirts - new quilt

I hate throwing anything away and usually old and worn out clothes go either to the charity shop or textile bin.  But when I was handed several work-shirts that had frayed cuffs and collars, I realised that there is a lot of fabric in one shirt.  It took some time to cut up and then iron each shirt, but I think the result is worth it.

It was originally going to be for my son, but I have decided to keep it myself after all the work that went into it.  I hand quilted along the straight lines of the pin wheels.  The white is Kona Snow and the back, which I didn't photograph, is Kona Chambray with a line of squares of each of the shirt fabrics going from top to bottom. 

This photo was taken at the weekend when we had gorgeous sunny weather, unbelievable for October.  Today the weather has reverted to normal and it's cold and grey.

I thought you might also be interested in a quilt that my quilting group has sewn and which will shortly be raffled off to raise money for Scouts.  We each worked on a square and then the leader of our group did a wonderful job putting it all together.

I am hoping it will raise lots of money.

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