Just stopping bye to Wish those who celebrate Easter a Happy Easter.

While I am here I will share what I have been up to.

I have been spending a little time at the sewing machine.

It started with this

shirts (640x478)

24 of my husband’s business shirts which have worn cuffs and collars. Little Ms A (11) helped me deconstruct and iron these for a quilt top.

I have used part of 8 so far and cut into 8″ squares

shirt squares (640x478)

These squares were then made into half square triangles using the method at Missouri Star Quilts here.

This is the first time I have made HST and I don’t know why I haven’t before. Β It really wasn’t hard.

I have now sewn these into a quilt top. Β I plan to baste in the next few weeks.

shirt quilt top (640x581)

I have many 2.5″ strips plus the button section and the yokes which I will use for another quilt top. Β I haven’t yet cut the shirt front with the pocket either – mainly because I’m not sure how to treat the pocket.

Here is a little update pic of my bamboo t shirt

bamboo t shirt (490x640)

pattern can be found here

This should be finished soon.

Hope you get some chocolatey goodies

Until next time




11 thoughts on “Update…

  1. Vicki, hope you have a great Easter if you celebrate it too. Love what your doing with those shirts, you are so clever. I cant sew to save a life, well I can hem very nicely and can sew on a button but there it ends. Loving your bamboo top too.

    1. Thanks Therese. I have seen some amazing quilts by very creative people out there and decided I should give this a go. I had all the shirts! Have a great day hope the Easter bunny found you πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Andrea. Google is a wonderful thing – not my idea. Such a great way though to use shirts that are past their wearable date. Hope you had a great Easter πŸ™‚

  2. You have 2 blog fans named “Andrea” … aren’t you lucky!!! (grin) πŸ˜€ What a great way to use the old shirts. You have been busy! I love seeing what others have been creating! Always an inspiration! Hugs xx

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