Monday, March 5, 2012

I blame the internet

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.

Nice, huh?

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."

Blink. blink.

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.


  1. would you consider giving him half the quilt???

  2. Oh my goodness, this post made me laugh so hard! What did he want you to do, go topless for the latter part of your pregnancy? Wait, don't answer that.