I've been on a thrift store diet for a little while now. Trying to cut down, you know. While I was decluttering a couple months ago, it didn't make much sense to drive a trunk full to the donation drop-off, then pull around, park the car, and go in.
But today was sale day at Goodwill, and I needed some more fabric. Pink tags were half off.
I got what I needed in the form of four men's shirts. As I may have said before, I've already got a boatload of thrifted men's shirts, but I needed some more light colors.
This dark one weaseled its way in because of the cool pattern. I'll use it in my current project too.
You can glean quite a bit of fabric from an XXL or XL men's shirt.
Isn't this an interesting detail on the inner collar stand?
These will help make a bucket list quilt, inspired by a page I tore out of Country Living a few years ago while I waited in the doctor's exam room. (Shhh, it's our secret, okay? P.S. I became a subscriber after that.)
Back before blogging (B.B.B.), I was more organized. I put it in a page protector and into a 3-ring binder of "someday" projects.
This weekend, I went through my shirt stash and pulled fabrics for it. I was a little light on the "lights," as mentioned.
These boys will do nicely.
This is the kind of thing I won't sew all at once (that might get pret-ty boring), just a few blocks here and there in between other stuff. The block is simple enough. Also B.B.B., I had found the block pattern on Quilter's Cache, printed it out and tucked it in on the other side of the ripped out page.
I made a sample block from (very old) scraps on Saturday. Decided to make it smaller, so I jotted down the dimensions I'll use for a 9.5 inch block, 9 inches finished. If I set it 9 x 9, it'll be a good size, around 81 inches square.
Speaking of those who play well together (we were, weren't we?), I have been hitting the replay button on this and other Dawes videos lately. There is something sublime about brotherly (or sisterly) harmony, like that of Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes.