Monday, March 2, 2015
Maybe this is just a reality check, but I don't think I bought THAT many shirts. If you click on "shirt quilt" under labels, you will see that I have already made quite a few quilts from shirts already.
I have so many crumbs of my shirts. I keep them all corralled, so they are easy to access and keep track of anyway.
Top picture is a string of 2-piecers waiting to be ironed.
My friend, N, of Scraps-A-Plenty made a crumb quilt lately. Hers isn't made of shirts, but mine will be. Look here to see hers. I like the zigzag setting, so that's what I am going to try. I don't have many light shirts, so I just cut up some whole pieces of light shirts. I will eventually have scraps of those as well. I need some bright colors. These are really dark and boring.
Finished this on Saturday. I didn't realize the Minkee would come in so far, so some of my appliqued circles got cut off. I debated about ripping them out, but they are still there! They were fused down, and I figured pulling them off would ruin the background fabric. These Minkee fabrics are soooo cuddly.
This measures about 45" square. Larger than I usually make for a newborn, but a nice size. Looks much better in person than in the picture.
Nothing is quilted, just layered. I machine zigzagged around the edge where the Minkee meets the background fabric as well as about 1/2" inside the outer border to secure the folded edge of the Minkee inside the border.