Thursday, September 9, 2010
This is all made from clothing I bought at thrift stores. While I was shopping, I gave myself three rules: spend no more than $1.29 a piece, make sure they're 100% cotton, and of course they had to be stripes. This quilt is inspired by one in Kaffe Fassett's book, Passionate Patchwork, and by Beth and her summer striped challenge.
Here you can see the Ralph Lauren logo on one of the shirts.
This tool helped a lot. See how easy it is to line up the stripes? I cut triangles for 3", 6" and 9" squares.
Meanwhile, I made these hot pads for a friend's birthday. They're made of 5" squares of hand dyed fabrics from Malka at a stitch in dye. I love these fabrics!