Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Scrappy Shirt Tails

I have a quilting angel......... a dear friend called Sandra who lives in Georgia & spoils me by sending me wonderful surprise  packages of recycled shirt fabric. 

Inspired by a quilt in one of Bonnie Hunter's books, I started making these star blocks, quilt as you go method. But........ you know me, after about 7 or 8 of them, I just got bored and  started playing with the fabric & making a mixture of different blocks, whatever took my fancy at the time.

Union Square
Sister's Choice
Ohio Star

Some are traditional & some just made up to fill the gaps where required. Not much maths has been involved in this process as I tend to get it wrong!
Beginnings of a layout
Planning another row to be added on the right

Of course, quality control has to be monitored at each and every stage!

Progress so far

For the "Quilt as You Go" sashing & backing, I'm recycling a cotton double size duvet cover that I picked up at a local charity shop for £2......good value or what?
The back
I'm trying to be as accurate as possible, but there are already and no doubt will be more missing points off stars, geese loosing the tips of their beaks etc, but I'm not too fussed about this as, after all, quilting is meant to be fun and not stressful. 

Whatever you're making, enjoy the process, 'till next time, happy stitching :)

PS. Apologies for the formatting on this post.....blogger's just not playing ball tonight!


Julierose said...

Wonderful shirt scrappy...looks great! There really are no "point police" (lol) altho' some would like you to think there were.....haha! Hugs, Julierose

Shirley said...

Glad to see that your work passed quality control. Looks fabulous.x

Sandra Henderson said...

Oh how beautiful!!!~ You get so much accomplished Gisele! Love the backing and yes, a great buy! You are so creative and have the best quality control.
THank you for calling...

Sandra Henderson said...

Not sure if my comment was published. LOVE what you are making with the shirtings and yes the backing is PERFECT!~ So was the price! WOW!
Quality control is really tuckered out from all of your progress...
Thanks for calling me. I am sorry I was not home. I had a great weekend. Hope to talk soon. XO

Sammy said...

Lovely work :)

mamifleur said...

Je pense ne pas me tromper je peux vous adresser mes Meilleurs Voeux
en Français . Félicitations pour votre travail , beaucoup de nouveaux quilts . C'est le patchwork que j'aime ! Contente de vous avoir retrouver je cherchais "quiltescapes" et ce soir en passant chez Shirley je vous retrouve !
Amitié de la France. Mamifleur

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Hugs, Ulla