Monday, May 9, 2011

Quilting Green

"What?  Has the old girl lost her mind, then?  Why in the world is she showing us her ironing pile?"
 I can hear you all now.  This, I will have you know, is a future quilt or two, green style.  I have been trolling through our 100% cotton Hawaiian shirt and dress collection.  So far, these have made the pile.  I spent some time today cutting them into usable parts.  This was not really easy to do, because I really liked these shirts, and one dress.  I don't wear them any more, however, so I will be able to love the fabrics in a new format.  I am going to use three of them to build the circle of flying geese for Hokule'a.  The rest are going in the bin with the Hawaiian fabric I collected while living there.  I have also put out the word to family members that they should send any 100% cotton clothes they no longer want.  I will build my stash however I can.
I had a very busy Monday, and didn't get into the studio except to cut up a few shirts.  I managed to pick up two jobs for extra money.  I am doing a bit of freelance resume writing, and I am now a real estate marketing assistant.  I have done both jobs before, and I enjoy them, so I am happy for this opportunity to earn fabric money.  My husband and I also celebrated that he signed up two new distributors for our Send Out Cards business.  All in all, a good day.
I also picked up a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 3.  I haven't opened it yet, but I am looking forward to spending quality time looking at all the wonderful blocks.
I will be watching Bella for the next two days, so I will talk to you all again on Thursday.
Joyful quilting, everyone.


Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

What a great idea for green quilting! I will have to start my own stash this way :)

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Great fabrics in your pile! I regularly go to goodwill and seek out men's cotton shirts for their fabric. They make great scrappy quilts. Good luck with your jobs. Good for you. I enjoyed seeing you in the spotlight over at Sarah's Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Yay~!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Congrats on the extra work. I really like the idea of using recycled fabrics. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with them.

beth said...

Cutting clothing up is very time consuming....but it's FREE fabric (if it came from your closet!). YEAH!!

Jodi said...

YOU made the square in a star block! I absolutely love it! And I also love the 12" challenge exchange you made and sent away! You have a wonderful eye for color and I've been admiring your work thru Victoria's blog and am glad I stumbled upon your blog today!

Nancy B said...

I'm glad I'm not the only quilter who scavenges my closet & goodwill for fabric! Thanks for posting!