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#1 – Recycled Shirt Square Dance Quilt

December is dedicated to turning quilt tops into finished quilts and the first one is done –  Recycled Shirt Square Dance.

The panto-graph used is the circular design Citrus from Urban Elementz which was a fun and fast pattern.  It is perhaps an unusual choice for a recycled shirt quilt, however I like the unexpected aspect of it.

While I was binding Square Dance in the evenings, I was machine quilting on the next top during the day.  The second top is off the machine waiting for the handstich of the binding and quilt top #3 is being loaded.  If I can keep this up, I will definitely make my goal for finished quilts.

However my EPP project Rose Garden has come to a temporary halt since binding is taking top priority.  I have been putting the binding time to good use to consider my options for the back ground fabric of Rose Garden.  I think that a lightish turquoise will be the winner, maybe a bit lighter than the fabric in the picture below.

The problem is that I don’t have any turquoise yardage in my stash.  Online retail therapy has taken care of that issue, but now the wait for delivery starts.  Since it is so difficult to match fabric online – who am I kidding, it is impossible! – if I don’t like any of the fabrics that were just ordered, I will use black or dark gray for the background.

The next quilt won’t bind itself, so now it is time to put thread in the needle and get to work.

Happy Quilty Holidays,

Marlene

Recycled Shirt Quilt Top

A recycled shirt quilt top was completed over Memorial Day weekend. I know – I am so behind in my blog that it isn’t even funny.

Anyway, the pattern that I used for this quilt top is called Stonehenge Square Dance by Kate Mitchell.

This isn’t the type of pattern that normally catches my eye and to tell the truth, I am unsure why I actually bought it in the first place. However I am very pleased with my recycled shirt version.

It is unusual for me to make a red, white & blue quilt, but it worked with the shirts that I had and was fun to do something different. The stronger contrast and scrappy border are two of my favorite things in my version of Stonehenge Square Dance.

Marlene