I got into the box of men's shirts and I worked on a few 8 inch kaleidoscope blocks to add to the collection. I made 25 and now have 53 total. I'm thinking I'll make a twin sized quilt so I need maybe 46 more blocks for a 9 x 11 setting.
While I was in the box of shirts I made a few more of these blocks from Jen Kingwell's book Quilt Lovely. She calls the quilt "For the Boys" but I'll probably call it "Scared Shirtless". I'm making mine a little longer than the one in the book because I want a manly comfort quilt about 60 x 80. Anyway...I have two columns of it together now. I have been cutting the shirts for a few of these blocks every time I make kaleidoscope blocks. When I have enough I make a column. The columns will alternate brown and blue backgrounds.
Then I was inspired by a vintage quilt from the Jim Tharpe collection that Audrey of Quilty Folk posted. I decided they could use a few shirts and warm colored scraps. Now every time I get into the box of shirts I'll make a few of these too. I'm not sure of the name of the block but I'm maybe calling this quilt Blazin Hot from now on since I see it spelled out for me in one of the blocks.
And that's how one thing leads to another.