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Friday, June 26, 2015

Recycled Shirt Baby Quilt

we had some bad storms blow through here again
last night and knocked out our power... again.
Thankfully it's back on this morning and
the internet is now working.

Next week I am going to visit my brother and sister-in-law
and while I am there I will be able to see
their new grandson and granddaughter.

I will also be delivering baby quilts.
You saw Ellie from the other day.

Well, last night I finished sewing the binding on the
baby quilt for their grandson...
my grand nephew.

This is made from recycled mens' shirts.

I used this bright green binding to bring out the brighter
colors in the blocks.

Making a log cabin quilt is something
I had not done in a long time.
I love how it turned out with all of the shirts.

It's so soft and cuddly already.

The label will be added and it will go in the pile
of things to be taken on the trip.

On the knitting front....

For those how have been reading my blog...
Do you remember this sweater I started last year?

Well... it's time to get this finished!!

Here is one sleeve.  I am almost finished with the knitting 
of the diagonal lines and will block it and then knit the
side panels.

Here is the pattern I am using.
I am going to have this finished by fall!

Please visit Whoop Whoop (sidebar)
to see what others are creating.
Happy Friday!!


Anonymous said...

Baby quilts are darling. The shirting log cabins look soft and yummy. Love the elephant patchwork, wonder if you can let me know where that might be available? Yours is the second one I have seen, and I just love it. The entrelac knitting is interesting. I knit but entrelac always looked like a chinese puzzle. Your photos provided a little insight on how that works, so thanks. Stephani in N. TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

Maggie said...

I love the baby quilts! That entrelac jacket will be so cozy for the Fall!

Podunk Pretties said...

The shirts quilt is FABULOUS! It just says " Cuddle with me!" I know my sweetie would want one, much bigger of course. Thanks for sharing your inspiring project, now I need to collect some more shirts.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Love your recycled shirts log cabin! The green binding is genius - makes it so much more fun and youthful!
Very ambitious sweater you're knitting - It'll look awesome when you get it finished!

straythreads said...

That sweater is going to be gorgeous and great to wear with just about everything! Love the ban quilts well done!! have a great weekend!

canuckquilter said...

Love both quilts! And I'm impressed with your knitting. I haven't ventured into entrelac. It looks daunting but fabulous!

Libby in TN said...

I agree with Jan -- the green binding brings the recycled shirts into this century.

The Inside Stori said...

There's something so wonderful about log cabin designs.....I never tire of them and yours, featuring plaids is just great!

Needled Mom said...

Those shirt logs are fabulous! What a nice quilt it makes. I love the knitting too.

Linda Wulf Koenig said...

Okay, I am in LOVE with Ellie. How freakin' cute!! Log cabin with plaid shirt fabric...genius, it looks wonderful. And your knitting pattern is one of the most unique I've ever seen. The sleeve is lovely, and happens to be knitted in my favorite colors. Very fun post, thank you!

Dona said...

Oh My!! The recycled shirt quilt is simply awesome and the elephant is just wonderful. Really nice!!

sklinn62 said...

LOVE the quilts!!!

Sheila said...

Your quilts are awesome! LOVE both of them!

Sheila said...

By the way, what width are your strips and what size are your blocks made with the recycled men's shirts?

Anonymous said...

I love both of these quilts. But that log cabin, wow! I said I would never make another. Stop tempting me! LOL

Heidi said...

Beautiful quilts Ramona! They are both so unique, you really have a great eye for color and design. What fun to deliver them, hope you have a great time!

Ramona said...


Dar said...

Your elephant and log cabin baby quilts are so cute. I love making log cabin quilts and the recycled shirts if exactly the kind for new little babies. So soft and cuddly.
Your knitting project is coming along nicely. Love the colors in it too.

Wonky Patchwork said...

I love your log cabin shirt quilt and Ellie is just completely beautiful, I am off to find out more about her on previous posts. Your family must be very happy to have you supplying them with such treasures.