– 37 – make do quilt challenge

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The challenge was to make a quilt with what was at hand.  No buying fabric was allowed… harsh, I know…

Luckily for me I’m a fabric hoarder so I had plenty to choose from.  What did I use?

An old Toast top that had taken an accidental and sadly fatal trip into the washing machine.

A few of Mr M shirts

A piece of wool fabric bought at a charity shop, unused, but too small to make anything wearable with

A linen skirt and a linen dress that never fitted properly (think drunk Holly Hobbie after six months of living in the streets)

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Cut it all up in neat(ish) isosceles triangles (my geometry game is strong) and voila’…

you have yourself a super cosy quilt.

I liked the simplicity of it and didn’t want the quilting stitches to interfere so I tied it with linen thread at the interceptions of every triangle.  And then I also used facing rather than a border.  Simple/minimal was the name of the game.

I kind of think it would nice hung on the wall too…  Mr M has hidden the hammer from me… but I think there might be one in the shed…