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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Thrifted, Gifted or Found 100 Modern Blocks

For the 100 Days 100 Blocks event on Instagram, hosted by Gnome Angel, I have been sewing two sets of blocks.  

One set is fussy cut blocks and the second is blocks made completely from used garments. These are my thrifted, gifted or found blocks. 

I started out using only garments I had purchased at the local Goodwill blue bins.  There they sell clothing by the pound.  You put in time by sorting through the piles but at the end of it, you can get an amazing value.  

The gifted part is when I asked friends on my Facebook page if they would consider sending clothing that they are no longer in need of in their closet.  I had a few wonderful friends send me shirts.  

The found are me going through the closets here in my home to find even more fabrics! Five people have a lot of clothing. 

Here are some of the blocks I have made in the past week using these fabrics.

These buttons were found at a local thrift shop and I could not resist!

I have been trying to add special touches with vintage items.  My Singer 401 had some great attachments perfect for photographs!

These tools and photos belonged to my Father-in-law.  He was a general contractor and carpenter.  He passed away Oct over a decade ago from cancer.  We have almost all of his tools.  They are really wonderful and still incredibly useful.

These 6 inch finished blocks do require a perfect scant 1/4 in seam.  I have been using Aurifil 50wt.  It is not bulky and makes all of my blocks perfect ( with the exception of the ones I REALLY mess up on sewing)!

These blocks sew up very fast!  You can still join in the fun on Instagram!  Look for the #100days100blocks hashtag to see what everyone is making!  It is pretty incredible!

Hope you are having a fab weekend of sewing! 


Susan said...

Your blocks are wonderful! I am making 6" Chuck Nohara blocks, which I think you may have seen on IG. But what I am really drawn in this post is those amazing vintage patterns in the first two photos! Do you ever use them?

tisha @ quiltytherapy said...

Great photo setup. Wonderful idea to repurpose the clothing.

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