Thursday, October 1, 2015

Reclaiming One Orphan

When I was pressing some newly made "Twinkler" blocks a few weeks ago, the phone rang and I  absent-mindedly set a pressed block onto a pile of freshly folded laundry, and then carried it up the stairs and got the phone call.

That twinkler block had landed by chance upon a bright red solid Tee shirt that was old and worn. As I came back from the phone call, I admired the combination and wondered about putting the two together permanently.




Today, I carefully spray starched a ¼" turned-under raw edge on all four sides of the twinkler block, laid it over a matching sized scrap of batting and pinned the whole business at one inch intervals to the front of the Tee shirt.




After sewing it down all around the outer edges with topstitching, I outline quilted the star itself. Now I'm so happy with the whole effect!

Linking up with Love Laugh Quilt on Monday Making! Link.

Happy quilting!

11 comments:

Feathers in my Nest said...

You are a clever Gal Vic!..You do realize you just started a craze, right?!.I'm going drawer hunting right now..XXOO

Kat Scribner said...

Very cool. You may be starting a new trend.

cityquilter grace said...

you always have been a fashionista there vic....great idea!

Tammy Hutchinson said...

How festive and personal! Love it!

Janet O. said...

It was serendipity that you got distracted. This block and shirt belong together. Looks wonderful!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

super idea! looks great.

straythreads said...

Designer shirt well done!

Nann said...

Very clever!

Maartje Quilt said...

Smart way to use that blog. Looks great!

Bonnie said...

Great idea Vic! Nice use of an orphan block.

Kate said...

It looks great. Really good way to use up those orphan blocks.

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