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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sunshine and Citrus

I was out and about with my friend Claudette last week.  Our travels took us to The Salvation Army, as it frequently does.  Claudette found a couple of denim skorts...her go-to summer wordrobe staple.  She needed to replace her well-worn (worn-out) skort that has seen her thru many good times and adventures.  I wish I had a pic of it to show....

Anyway,  my search took me to mens shirts and this is what I found.  This pic does not do them justice. The shirts are in the colors of sunshine and citrus and bellinis. I just love the madras plaid shirt.  The colors in it are beautiful and blend with all the other fabics I chose. 
And this is what I did with them.  I cut them up into random sized strips and just started free-piecing log cabin blocks. I added some of my scraps to the blocks and I think they fit in perfectly.  These blocks are 6 1/2 inches...because that is the size ruler I had on hand.  All the shirts I purchased were large, XL, or 2 XL, so the amount of fabric I got from each shirt was tremendous.  The 30 or so blocks I've made so far only used the fronts of the shirts....the backs and sleeves are still whole.
And these little guys are 3 1/2 inches.  Not sure how they will all end up together, but I was having a great time working on them.
So that's what I worked on this past weekend.  Not spending any time at the machine this week, but I'll be back at it next week.  I'll post more progress when I have it.
Talk to you chicks later!


Mimi said...

Those blocks really do look like fun. What a find for the Salvation Army. If only they knew what we quilters can do with their stuff. Love it.

Claudette said...

Love it and the name "Sunshine & Citrus"