And I direct your attention to the
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I had so much fun making this quilt!!
Like the Star Quilt in the previous post, this quilt is made primarily of favorite old shirts.
I started with two smaller quilts comprised of 4 rectangles.
(I got carried away making it - and forgot to take very many pictures along the way)
I sliced the rectangles into 1.5 inch strips and then staggered the strips.
For instance, one of the 'starter quilts' had the burgundy shirt in it,
the other 'starter quilt' had the dark blue shirt in it.
At the top I have a strip with the dark blue, then the next strip has the burgundy.
Blue, burgundy, blue, burgundy, blue, burgundy .... all the way to the bottom of the quilt.
In addition to the every-other-one concept with each strip, I also SHIFTED the strips left and right to create curvy patterns with the strips of fabric.
Lest you think I am uniquely clever in this - I actually saw this technique used by Lorrie Cranor
and it is described so well in this post:
When I was working so closely with the little strips, it was hard to see what was actually going to happen with the strips. These pictures just make me smile as I see the curves and the motion made with the strips.
The back is pretty unremarkable, because I used a quilt-as-you-go method that just sewed each strip to the batting and the back even as I was piecing the front. (Again, these instructions are available with the HOW TO MAKE AN INTERLEAVE QUILT link above)
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I might have to make another quilt like this someday...