Wednesday, June 22, 2011

15 Minutes BEE JULY for Mary




I had two or three ideas rumbling around in my  mind for the July 15 Minutes Play Quilt bee.  But when I saw the quilt that my friend bought at an auction, I knew right then and there that I must have one!  If you gals will jump over to this post on my blog, you'll get the idea regarding fabrics and colors.  I love the idea of using recyled clothing, if you happen to have some, but if not, just using scraps will be great.  Just sew rectangular blocks  in a long strip, using  blocks of black and off white here and there. 


As far as size for the width of the rectangles, anywhere from 5 to 10 inches in width and length. But nothing too structured. Make the strip as long as you want. Well, perhaps not any longer than 90 inches??  Or maybe a couple of shorter strips in two different widths.  Just do whatever you want.  Any questions?



6 comments:

Theodora quilts said...

oh! here you are Mary I just saw this awsome quilt your friends got at auction on your blog , it is so scrappy fun with diff. types of fabrics,love it,I made a scrappy one similar ,but just squares only It was the first quilt I cut up and took me years to stich up LOL.

CharlotteP said...

Oh Mary, it's beautiful, but these colours are severely lacking in my stash...but I have a plan!

Mary Keasler said...

Don't worry about the colors, Charlotte. I would love anything. Even if you want to "make some fabrics" for some of the rectangles, that would be great as wll. I just wanted to throw in the black and white here and there for contrast and interest. I guess my main objective is to have long strips of multi colors and various sized to sew together randomly. Does that make sense?

CharlotteP said...

It's Ok,Mary...it was surprising what was tucked away among my scraps!

Sujata said...

Mary,

I LOVE your inspiration and the idea for your bee quilt. Lots of recycled shirts in my box.. Looking forward to making some for you!

QuiltSwissy said...

I have areally wonderful box full if shirts I have rescued from The Purple Cow's 99 cent rack. This is really wonderful! I love this idea. You rock girl!!!

glen