Friday, March 30, 2012

Pinterest


I am addicted to Pinterest.  If you are wondering why I am not blogging it is because I am pinning.  Pinterest is like a dream come true for me.  A place to store everything I was always emailing to myself.  It is like having a virtual magazine with all my favorite things.  I have added a Pinterest button to my blog if you want to follow me.  Check it out.  Its fun.  Even my six year olds have their own Boards.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pin Wheel Quilt


This is my friend Barbara's quilt.  I made it for her using her husband's shirts.  The pillows were also made from his shirts.  I used my Accuquilt to cut out 6 inch squares.  Actually one of my boys cut out all the squares.  I then sewed two squares together to make the triangles.  The triangles then matched up to make the pin wheels.  I think I used about 8 shirts total.  It may have been less.  One shirt can yield almost 36 squares.  There are several good blogs that show you how to cut a men's shirt to get the most use out of it.  The back and the boarder were made from one twin size sheet.  The pillows were made from one shirt each.  I used the shirt buttons as the way to put the pillow inside.  So the insert can be easily removed and the pillow case washed.  Using old shirts is a great way to preserve the memory of a loved one.
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