Alison and Mandy you really do have a lot to be responsible for and I am looking forward to this Thursday's trip. I might buy something then. I am desperate to start my own patchwork and it is on the to do list. It will happen eventually. However I do still have some things to clear out of the way and complete to free up some space before I set too and do a proper full sized quilt. However that does not stop me acquiring patterns, fabrics etc in anticipation and after the looky touchy feely session with the fabrics and the crafts that were being executed at Art and Stitch yesterday I am kind of feeling all inspired again. However, saying that I am always rather interested in recyling items re-purposing them and after an Article from Frugal Queen on how to strip a shirt down and use it for patchwork, I have succumbed and bought one shirt. I like the fabric it has purples, lilacs greens greys in it a stripe.
I am going to acquire every so often fabric in a similar way when I see something I like and build up the stash and then have a go at making a quilt in this fashion. It will make something useful out of something that had been discarded re-purposing and making something that I do need. You can never have too many quilts!
This evening I have been sat de-constructing the shirt and getting it into nice sized pieces and into a little pile ready to be put up. This way round I am collecting materials and it is not technically starting something new - well not quite as yet. The buttons have been recycled into my button jar too.
Whilst I have been sat I have had company Demetri has been sat next to me flat out and Squeak has been to my size also flat out. Think they have it a tad jammy - one trained daft human. Because its fabric they are fast asleep. If it was wool and was twitching I would have had both of them fighting to take it off me.
This is where I got my inspiration from for using the shirts
Will update as and when I obtain more fabric or actually start making. The fabric has lilacs, purples, turqouise, grey, sage green, grey and I think pinks, greys will tone in nicely. At the moment I am thinking of doing the quilt in strips just merely adjusting the angle of the patch. Will see how it pans out anyway.
Catch you later