Thursday, September 28, 2017

One Thing Leads to Another

 

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. 



19 comments:

gayle said...

"Scared Shirtless" made me laugh so hard!
Love those Blazin Hot blocks, too, especially in the color scheme you've got going.
Maybe I should acquire some shirts. You say being scary works?

Linda said...

Wow! Marvellous blocks. You are so inventive, Cathy.

Julierose said...

Loving the "Scared shirtless"--you have so many things on the go and they are all lovely hugs, Julierose

Janie said...

Fabulous work, the piecing, the colors.
You're having a lot of fun for sure.
Remember to take care of yourself!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

neat! love all your plaids and colors

mangozz said...

I always liked the look of the kaleidoscope blocks, but am afraid that with so many seams meeting in the middle that it would be difficult to get them to match up. I would still like to give it a shot but have too many projects going on right now. I really do love your Blazing Hot blocks! They really do sizzle!

Louise said...

I really like those Blazin' Hot blocks! Some really juicy color and fabric combos there. Or maybe "spicy" rather than "juicy"? Maybe both, ha!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Awesome! I absolutely love the name Scared Shirtless -- so funny!!!

Cathy said...

You come up with the most clever quilt names! I like Scared Shirtless much better than anything else. And those Smokin' Hot blocks are to die for! I see you starting yet another trend with this one! And how long has everyone in the world (but me) been collecting and sewing with mens' shirts? I see a plaid shirt quilt in my future ... ("A Day Late and a Dollar Shirt").

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Fabulous projects! You have inspired me. Love those blocks!

cspoonquilt said...

My you've been busy! They are all great blocks. I've been thinking about my plaid stash lately these are all good ideas! cheers1

audrey said...

I really like your Scared Shirtless blocks, but those Blazin' Hot ones are the best! The colors are fabulous. And I obviously need to step up my quilt naming skills.:)

em's scrapbag said...

Scared Shirtless is a great name. Made me laugh. Love all your wonderful projects.

Ann said...

The Jim Tharpe block attracts me most. Blazing Hot is a great name for it. You do come up with the funniest names.

Kaja said...

Fantastic - and your quilt names are the best!

Nann said...

I love them all!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

I too love the name 'scared shirtless' - I'm still smiling! And I really really love those Jim Tharpe blocks, did you draw up the pattern yourself in the end? Thanks for sharing with 'sew stitch snap SHARE'

Julie said...

Shirt Quilts are always interesting, loving your scared shirtless one.
Thanks for linking to Sew Stitch Snap Share.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh my gosh how I love them both - but the plaid and denim one - it steals my breath!