Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Up cycled Courthouse Steps Quilt ( quilting with garments)

I am a huge fan of sewing with what I call thrifted, gifted and found textiles.  For quilts I will use anything with the exception of knits.  I do not mind sewing with knits but I do not like spending the time to prep them with lightweight interfacing.

The youngest will be taking over the room that was being used by his brother while he was living at home for the past year and a half.  He will finally have the twin or bunk beds ( that has not been completely sorted out) and so he will need another quilt for the other bed.

I decided to make another up cycled quilt to not match but to be a "brother" quilt for him.  It will be a log cabin like his but it will be Courthouse Steps.  I have everything started and have been making progress...



These blocks are from bits and pieces that I have already in my stash and also from shirts that I grabbed from Michael while he was packing up to move to California to finish college.

I am piecing with Aurifil 50wt on my Bernina.



You can see more of the first quilt by visiting here.



If you want to know more about sewing with the thrifted, gifted and found...I wrote a Monday Motivation post that will help you get started into this amazing world of quilting  with something other than quilters cottons! You can find the full post by visiting here!

4 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really love the idea of making a "brother" quilt that is cohesive but not matchy-matchy. Sending you and your family lots of healthy, loving thoughts today!

margaret said...

A good idea to make a brother quilt personally I prefer courthouse steps to log cabin though your log cabin is rather spectacular not a straight forward one at all

Gene Black said...

I love upcycling thrifted clothing into quilts. I have bought shirts just so I could have them to use in quilts once I had worn them for a while. I have also used my "outgrown" shirts for quilt tops.

lalaluu said...

My grandmother used to quilt with mostly fabric from clothes, sometimes it was bulky polyester knit! Yikes! I follow her example today (though I try to limit myself to 100% cotton clothing), especially when making charity quilts. All that texture (linen, twill, lawn, flannel) makes for an engaging quilt!

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