Tuesday, May 8, 2012

{Post #967} Scrappy Bargello Halfway There

My Scrappy Bargello is halfway there.  There are six sections to this quilt.

There are two fabrics that touch in this layout (bright orange in the two on the right near the top and bright pink in the two on the left closer to the bottom), but they won't even be in the last 3 sets, so I can put the new ones between these and they won't be as noticeable.

I sewed on this while I was cooling down from a workout DVD.  It's my reward to me for finishing it!

I was helping my son sort his dirty laundry this AM, and you KNOW I was eyeing his plaid 100% cotton shirts.  I may have gone around the bend on this sewing with shirts compulsion.  A couple weeks ago I was coming home from the store when I spotted a trail of clothes/linens along the roadside.  It looked like a suitcase or laundry basket has slowly leaked...a sock, then a sheet...later a shirt, a pair of pants...PJs...etc.  Wait--a shirt??  It was plaid!  Was it 100% cotton??  You know, I actually thought about turning around and going back to check.  One woman's trash is another woman's treasure, right?  FWIW, I did NOT go back to check.  But the next time I drove that route, I did peek to see if the clothes had been picked up.  Oh, boy!



julieQ said...

Hee! I too have eyed clothing with an eye for quilts! I am in total love with this quilt too!

Ruth said...

You definitely deserve some fun after working out! I wouldn't blame you if you stopped by the side of the road to check out the shirt!

Leeanne said...

Yikes it must be a world wide epidemic! I thought it was just me who looked at clothing for possible quilting options!