Sunday, October 28, 2012

T-shirt quilts lead to t-shirt yarn

I'm on my 3rd t-shirt quilt.  This one is for my daughter, Margaret, who's graduating this year.  I can't believe she's already getting so close!  As they say, times flies.  We're so incredibly proud of her.

Since I've made a few of these quilts, I've discovered Pinterest.  Dang!  That can really be addictive!  Through leafing through the site, I found t-shirt yarn!  Who knew!  So, as I cut up my daughters shirts, I tried to save as much of the bottom of the shirt as possible.  Through watching a video on youtube on how to cut them up, I learned how to make a continuous piece of material that when stretched, gives you yarn!  How cool is that!  Now what to make with it?

Here's all the balls of yarn that I have so far.  There still are a lot of shirts to go yet.

Quilt of Valor of to Afganistan

It's been a while since I blogged!  I really need to carve out time to blog more of what's going on in my life.  Since I've gone back to teaching, I haven't had a lot of time to dedicate to crafting.  However, I received notice that one of the quilts that I helped top stitch is on it's way to Afghanistan.  Needless to say, I cried.  Soon after, I received another email from a quilter that was sending her QOV quilt top. The interesting thing about that one was there was a journal to go along with the quilt where they quilter, Beth, described the journey she was on while she created the quilt.  That's something I'll definitely have to do next time.  What a great idea!

An all over swirl pattern with stars thrown in.

The finished quilt on the way to Afghanistan.

loved these!

Beth's quilt top stitched!