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Refined recycling

© 2012 by Heike Scharmann

Old shirts can be a good fabric source for a quilter. I already have done a quilt using two old shirts. This time, I aspire to something more refined.

I long wanted to do a quilt in the paper piecing method—by hand. A carry-along project. But I never liked hexagon quilts too well. Until I came across Megan’s idea of pieced hexagons. I was struck with the idea of piecing them and humiliated because I never thought of it! I think it makes all the difference and opens up so much more possibilities as to how to arrange them.

I have not finished but three dozens 1″ hexagons and already am playing with patterns. This is definitely not what I want:

© 2012 by Heike Scharmann

Maybe you can make out the four fabrics that were men’s shirts once? I would love to have more than these four, and maybe some friends will help me out. I am definitely going to add some more colour and decided on orange, pink, and black. I will give you an update on that as soon as I can.


One response »

  1. Hallo Heike,

    hat dich das Liesel-Fieber jetzt erwischt????
    Wie groß ist die Kantenlänge deiner Hexagons??

    Die sehen doch schon ganz toll aus, bin gespannt, wie viele Hemden du so noch verbrauchen willst.

    Liebe Grüße


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