Tuesday, September 18, 2012
My Father's Shirts
Sorry for the long break. My father died on September 2 and my life was a bit upside down for a couple of weeks. I brought home all his shirts to make quilts for my mother, my brother, and myself.
I've been playing around with the shirts a bit, trying different patterns and techniques. The fabric is very thin and flimsy. Even with heavy starching, they are hard to work with. Then the light bulb went off! HEXIES! Of course!
One big hexie centered on a square of fabric. Nice and graphic. Simple (important since I'm making three of these quilts). And our hexie technique works so well with any fabric! So glad I have my decision on how to use the fabric. Let the cutting and sewing begin!
By the way Peggy and I should hear ANY DAY NOW about the publishing date for our hexie book! You'll be the first to hear and to see the cover! Stay tuned!