May 4, 2009

Give and Take

On Friday I received a copy of Scraps and Shirttails from Bonnie K Hunter. Bonnie is a woman of my heart. She is a fantastic scraps quilter and on top of that she makes 'Green Quilts'. Quilts in this book were made from men's shirts. Bonnie's instruction on how to make 'Green Quilts' is in there too. I have been saving men's shirts for awhile now, but I have not had a chance to do anything with them. I hope now that I have this book as a guide I will start using the shirts. My first real 'Green Quilt' was the one I made with my friend Geo. When I left Bathurst, NSW. Geo and I decided to make quilts together using used clothing from op-shops or clothes we no longer wear. We divided all the used clothing we had in half. Geo finished hers a long time ago, but I have not finished mine yet. I finished piecing all the blocks and only need to put them together. It will happen soon.

This is the book 'Scraps & Shirttails' with a pile of my shirts including some of DH's shirts too. I cannot wait to cut into them and make an interesting quilt with them.

The pattern of the quilt above is in this book. For the life of me, I cannot remember where I have got this picture from. One thing I know is that it was from one of the blog links on Bonnie's blog. My big apology for using it and sorry I  cannot provide a reference for it. 



Julia said...

It's a great book Natima...I have it!
Great patterns to get through some stash..
have fun!
Julia ♥

Marydon said...

What a clever idea. I only focused on vintage feedsack fabrics, never crossed my mind otherwise. TTFN ~ Marydon

Lurline said...

You'll have a lot of fun with patterns from the book and your shirt pile looks great!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Dzintra Ingrid said...

I remember when Geo made a cushion from a shirt one morning before we got there...Now I'm looking forward to your finished quilt Natima...Dzintra ♥

Terry said...

Looks like DH and DS might be missing a few shirts. A good collection . I'm sure you will do something interesting.
Love catching up via your blog.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful pattern, Natima. Thanks for sharing and the headsup on the book!

Micki said...

That book looks great and you should have a blast making the patterns from the book. Have fun!

belinda said...

oh yay....your shirts look like the front of Bonnie's book...yay!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Natima,

Thanks for the kind words on the wedding tablescape. Yes, I was one of the guests -- I was actually the SIL. ;)

Have a lovely weekend.

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