I flitter from one project to the next, with about 10 more in my mind at all times, like someone with ADD.
Just to give you two examples, I saw this neat quilt out of men's shirts & I just HAD to do one too. Then I saw some of the granny squares cropping up, like this one, and HAD to do that too. I figured the best I could do was combine the two ideas into one. I can't POSSIBLY make them all. By the time I started them all, some new ideas would be out there.
I went to my local thrift store & picked out about 20 shirts, then I did the math of what 20 shirts times $3 totalled and decided to just pick 2, plus a white one, to try it and see if I even liked it first.
See how very self-controlled and responsible I am?
These are the ones that came home with me.
I really liked the gray & rust plaid
I was not prepared for the extra cutting time. Think, over an hour per shirt! That got tedious. but you do get quite a few 2 1/2" squares out of a single shirt.
The actual blocks came together quite nicely.
I think it's time to hit that thrift store again!
This one is going to be for my husband. How does my husband feel about a quilt made out of used shirts you ask? Let me tell you a little something about my husband. When I was pregnant, I searched the thrift stores for clothes. I just was not going to pay full price for something I was only going to use for such a short period of time. As I was trying to brag about my $1 - $5 finds, his exact words were "I don't see why you're spending money on something you're only going to wear for a few months."
This is the guy who also wanted to know if I was going to use all of my 3 weeks vacation time for maternity leave. A whole three weeks?
Blink. blink. blink.
To say he is frugal is an understatement. He'll be even prouder for it's roots.