Friday, August 28, 2009

Recycled Clothing Quilt-Along



I asked a friend to photograph each of my denim and flannel quilt blocks so I could continue playing with virtual layouts on the computer. The cutting and pasting from one program to another might be tedious for some, but as libbyquilter commented, “It’s much better than having to get down on the floor and arrange multiple times!”

The layout I ended up liking best was what several of you preferred ~ the Straight Furrows set. Its diagonal pattern is not diminished by the scrappiness of the blocks. The effect is strong and masculine, which is just the feeling I was going for (picture the Brawny paper towel guy sleeping under this quilt). The final arrangement of blocks will differ from the photo above as I add new blocks to the mix, but it gives you an idea of where I'm headed.

Visit the Recycled Clothing Quilt-Along to see what others are making from reclaimed garments.


9 comments:

  1. Diane,

    Your talent ~ it's endless! And inspiring. I luv these blocks. Makes me feel snuggly and warm and happy.

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  2. Fun quilt, I thought Brawny man too. Funny! Your chickens arrived here this week. I have just set them aside until I am up and around. The boys were SO excited because there was a chicken on the outside of the box!!!

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  3. :)
    yep, i can picture the Brawny man snuggled up under this one~!!~

    :)
    libbyQ

    p.s. you're making fabulous progress~!!~

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  4. i also want to thank you for including a link to my blog within your post~!~

    followed the Recycled Clothing Quilt-Along link and voila~!!~ there you are on flickr~!!!~

    am now considering doing a recycled doll/small quilt . . .

    :)
    libbyQ

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  5. Love these blocks Diane, glad to see your sewing.
    hope all is well
    Kathie

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  6. Great quilt...ditto for the trying to get down on the floor and move blocks around - there has got be better ways!

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  7. Just been thinking of you the past couple days... *karendianne.

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