Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A New Project

Sometimes I get these ideas that are a little bit crazy and often very time consuming. I've got all these parts of old shirts left over from a previous project and I have an idea of something to do with them.

I've cut them all in 2 1/2" strips. Then I've sewn the strips together.


Then I cut each strip into 2 1/2" widths and sewed those together .



I made a whole bunch and sewed them into bigger strips until I have something that looks like this.

It's kind of crazy really, I am taking perfectly good fabric and cutting it up and then sewing it back together again! Basically I am making my own fabric. I'm not going to tell you what I'm making, but I will tell you it's NOT a quilt.

It will probably be next week before I get it finished, so you'll just have to wait until then to see what I'm up to!

I hope you are having a GREAT day.

Rhondi xo


PS I've been experimenting with the look of the blog so bear with me as I try different ideas.

28 comments:

  1. I love how that turned out! I can't wait to see the finished project!

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  2. This quilt is looking great! Can't wait to see it all put together :-)

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  3. Don't you just love an idea and then make it happen and it all comes together just as you thought!
    Can't wait to see it finished... looks great so far
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  4. Whatever it is it's gonna be great. Mimi

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  5. I noticed the new mosaic and I love it. It's fun to play with your blog design!!

    I think you are well on your way to a very nice quilt, Rhondi!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  6. Love it! The colors and patterns are great together. It reminds me of a wall hanging my Mother made me. It was made from my Dad's Sunday Shirts. She gave it to the the Christmas after he passed away.

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  7. Ummmmm, let me guess ... it's a quilt?!?! Chuckle! Love the fabric designs, beautiful top. TTFN ~Marydon

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  8. It's beautiful! What a great way to use up leftovers!

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  9. From what I can see it's going to be a Beautiful quilt. I love reading your blogs and everytime I visit I think back to when my son was only 4 years old and out of no where sung that song It's a Wonderful World at his grandfathers furneral for the life of us we never could figure out how he knew all the words and I asked him about it he told me momma singing is good for your soul.

    Have a Wonderful Day
    Peace and Blessings
    Cheryl...Snatch JOY!

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  10. Your talents never cease to amaze me. I don't know what you're up to, but I like it already.

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  11. Hi, girl...now, this is gonna be a great quilt! I am getting in the mood to make another quilt..but will wait until wintertime...
    hugs, bj

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  12. Well, it's in my favorite colour, so it's going to be a treat! You are so very creative - I create vicariously through all my bloggy friends!

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  13. Love it....such a fabulous re-use technique!! I'm really liking your banner as well, so colorful and sunny, makes me smile!! xOxO Nerina

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  14. It is going to be beautiful! I love the colors!

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  15. The blue and white is very pretty and all the patterns meld beautifully.

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  16. Great repurposing and beautiful too!!!

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  17. Well, I am already loving it. The crisp colors of the blues and whites are beautiful.

    I can't wait to see the finished beauty.

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  18. Hi Rhondi, I finally put up the post for the giveaway of the painting I did of your pansies.
    I haven't forgotten that I owe you a print of it. I'm just slower than molasses in January!

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  19. Apparently it is a quilt but not just any quilt....hmmmm..ok I will wait till next week to see. Have fun!~Patti

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  20. I can't wait to see what you are making, a pillow or a slip cover maybe. Do tell us soon.
    The sweet fawn was so cute.
    Take care and enjoy your day,
    Elizabeth

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  21. Hi, Rhondi -
    You are such a tease! I can't wait to see what you are up to - it's looking really nice. P-l-e-a-s-e don't keep us in suspense too long!
    ~Adrienne~

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  22. OK, Rhondi. I can't wait to see what you are making. I can tell it is going to be wonderful. I love the blue shirt material. I have some swatches saved away with some ideas incubating. Next time you are at Hyacinth For The Soul, take a look back at my first post. You might find it of interest. It is a bow tie quilt I made from wool swatches.
    Love your site. ~ Sarah

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  23. You baited the hook and I have bitten. I'll be back ;-)

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  24. I bet you are making a tablecloth. I am anxious to see the finished project.

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  25. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS! Have fun! I just finished a charm postage stamp top which needs quilted but am having to put it off as we have vacation now and are off for a few days tomorrow.

    Hugs ~
    Heidi

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  26. Rhondi, I'm betting you are making either a tablecloth or a jacket which would be as cute as can be out of that neat fabric. If not that, then are you going to upholster something in it??? Tell us soon! LOL!



    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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Rhondi