I have been collecting shirts from everywhere. Some are Frank's, some are my mom's from when we moved her to the nursing home. A lot are from the 99 cent rack at Purple Cow. You know I love that place!
I had collected so many that my pull out drawer in the closet would no longer close. So I chose this pattern, thinking it would make a nice dent in the pile............HA!
And this thing is huge. I cut 2 1/2 inch strips 18 inches long from the shirts.
Then I sewed them together into 6 long strips of 37 each.
Then I bargelloed them and sewed them back together. I did have a problem with one panel. It went up rather than the necessary down. So I just turned it around. You would think it would go down at that point? It does not. I don't understand the physics in that.
So I had to use the one I was saving for the back and bargello it CAREFULLY so I would have a down panel in that place to continue the pattern.
I ended up with 1512 squares in this quilt not counting the ones that will be on the back. I counted them all! Not really, I did math.
I need to find a suitable backing for it and I think I will use the flannel as batting rather than a heavy bat.
glen: PS a quick stash report from last week back in the red. But look at what I have used!
used this week -7.250
used in july -16.25
added this week 14
Add in July 14
Used YTD -120.5
Added YTD 122.18
Stash reduction ++++1.68