Friday, October 9, 2020

{Post 1,727} Upcycled Shirt Progress


I just love working with upcycled shirts. Here are pictorial updates on my progress. The “ugly fabric” top is finished. I will add a border before quilting. 

I did change direction with my rail fence blocks. It just didn’t have any pizzazz for me the way it was (neither does the quilt above, but I hope the recipient will still love it). Here is the new layout of my 6” rail fence blocks. I have all the rail fence blocks I need, and am now working on the framed square blocks.

Lastly, but not leastly is my 2 + 4 = 6 pattern. As I deboned my recent crop of shirts, I cut out the large squares for the top quilt (14” square), I used up the cuff and collar bits for the rail fence blocks. Then I pulled yokes for the squares in the framed square blocks (4”). I cut the remnants into 2-1/2” squares for this...

 I am thinking I might like this more on point. Kind of a “lightning bolt” setting. Time will tell.

Lastly, I am selling pumpkins from my home. They are made from sweaters. I have sold 120 so far this year. Over 80 last year. If you’re interested, I can mail them to you. Most of my orders this year have been mailed out (last year they were all picked up at my home). Here are some ways my customers have used them. I love seeing my pumpkins out in the wild. The stems are covered with jute, and a raffia-covered wire tendril is added to each of them. They are lightweight, so shipping is not much.

Long road trip tomorrow, so I must pack my projects. I know most people would be thinking of clothing or toiletries, but what do they know? I will have about 20 hours of car time. My husband is driving!