Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Thrifty Stash and a Circle Quilt

While visiting my son and his family this week I did my first thrift shop shopping for linens. I bought several pillowcases, a men's shirt and 2 sheets. I will cut the pillowcases and shirt into fat quarters and save the sheets to use as backing for a quilt. Isn't the handkerchief print fabric perfect for a little boy's quilt?

I know I need many more pillowcases, but this is the beginning of my stash for a quilt using all recycled linens.
Today I did a little more work on the Circle me Back to Amsterdam quilt. I am using the glue method to stick the circles to the squares before I raw edge applique them to the squares. It's going really quick. I am waiting for one more Kona solid to arrive so I don't want to get to many done so I can be sure to balance the colors.
Here's a few construction photos.

I hope you are all having a good weekend. We have beautiful weather today.


Geri Centonze said...

Congrats on your 60 followers! You are sure one busy woman! Can't wait to see this one finished. ♥

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Is that a regular glue stick or a special one for use with fabric? Glue would certainly speed up the process.

Kyle Stanley said...

Love the idea of a recycled linens quilt. Everything is going green...finally! Miss you.

Annabella said...

Love the idea of using thrift shops to get materials for a recycled quilt...and your Amsterdam quilt is going to be so lovely :-)

Cassandra said...

I can't wait to see this one done. It looks like it's gonna be really cool. And I love the upcycled factor. :)

Kate S. said...

So fun! Love this type of circle quilt, that is great that it is going so fast! :)

Teje said...

Hello! You have so wonderful quilts and lovely blog!
These fabrics will make a perfect quilt for boy!
I'm starting to quilt my 'men's shirt quilt' (blues of the sky).
The quilt top with circles is great like that!
Sunny wishes from Greece!