Thursday, May 22, 2014

Modern Quilts - Blogger's Quilt Festival

I'm a math teacher.  And I love Geometry.  And I love Quilts.

And I direct your attention to the 

You can vote for your favorite quilt in this category at this link.
Vote today!

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)

 You can see other categories in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, also.

It's like going to a quilt show without leaving your home!

And you can be a part of the voting to select the winners in each category!

I might have to make another quilt like this someday...



  1. Dropping by from Blogger's Quilt Festival, I love a quilt made out of old shirts (made two myself) and this is a great design. :D

  2. I LOVE this quilt Cathy! One of my biggest regrets is that I wasn't able to have you teach me how to quilt! :)

  3. What a wonderful design. I love the colors. Nice work.

  4. Oh, my goodness, Cathy - this is so cool! I love that you repurposed old shirts, but the design that resulted when you shuffled for the zig-zag effect actually makes it look shadowed and layered (not explaining this very well...). Makes it really interesting to look at because it's playing tricks on the eyes. Superb!

  5. I love this quilt. Very eye catching!

  6. This is very cool! It looks a little like plaid and argyle had a love child...!

  7. A love the modern look, beautiful:)))

  8. This is great! And so geometric :) This style is fascinating to me!


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