Thanks for the kind comments about my cat Jolie-Coeur. He is missed today. I have found myself opening the closet doors a few times. Pye, my other cat seems to be bothered about the absence of his companion.
I’m busy as ever. To take my mind off my cat I went to the 2nd hand store and found these shirts:
I want to have a “stash” of the shirts so that I can make scrappy quilts and add them to scrappy projects. I really like the red one! I started the cutting and cut some 2 inch strips, some 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8 inch blocks:
Each shirt makes a lot of blocks. I started cutting the red one and realized that it would go nice in some Christmas projects and I’ve made sure that I have gotten 100% quality shirts. Does anyone know if there is a specific way to cut up shirts to use in projects?
This is the quilt that I want to use these plaid blocks in:
You can see the plaid squares in the snowman quilt in the foreground….very scrappy looking. I gotta look for a yellow shirt.
On another note, there is a new Canadian Quilt magazine coming out in September! Now, we don’t have quilting magazines…the only one I know of is “The Canadian Quilter” put out by the Canadian Quilter’s Association, of which I am a member. The new one is called “Quilter’s Connection” and I am definitely signing up to try it out! They also have a blog which gives ideas for quilting that will co-incide with the issues. Yay for Canadian Quilting…I can’t wait for the first issue.
Well, off for a walk with the dog…it is nice and sunny, for once.