Friday, 6 June 2008

Summer Challenge

My friend Eileen from across the Atlantic ocean has agreed to work with me this summer with the Fabric Diet. We agreed to make a quilt totally from stash, if possible, and to have that quilt finished by August. She will be making a quilt for her daughter and I'll make one for my husband.

Eileen has already shown her pile of fabrics, and this is my plan:

Who would have thought: men's shirts! We have been married for 28 years very soon, so I have had time to make a collection. The red blocks and stripes are from my After Work quilt, and I may use some of them as well. The red and green After Work quilt is "mine", and the new quilt will be "his", and then we can sit hand in hand when it is cold, and our quilts will match ;) .
The fabric diet is looking quite good now: I was shopping yesterday and all I bought from a lovely fabric shop was some buttons for my PIF project. And this is an excellent opportunity to remind you that there is still one gift to give. One more person interested in spreading some joy can contact me and join in. That person will receive a hand-made gift from me against the promise to give a gift to three other people joining in on their blog.


  1. Lycka till. Din "after work" quilt var mycket vacker. Jag ser fram emot resultatet i augusti.

  2. I love all those plaid shirts, and the red really sparks it up. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  3. I can't wait to see how this evolves, now that's what I call a proper utility quilt, totally re-cycled.

  4. I love the idea of a Fabric Diet (I will have to keep that in mind). I think I could make my immediate family and extended family quilts without having to buy any more fabrics!!!!

    Love the plaids...I have a snails trail quilt made of plaids only given to me by a dear friend - love it!

  5. I love that idea of using all of those shirts! I am actually making a scrap quilt too, to take with me to Canada. Good Luck!


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