I gathered all my bright and pastel mens’ cotton shirts to make this quilt. I literally tore random width strips as you can see in this picture.
I pieced traditional log cabin blocks that measured 10-12″ each. I straightened up the edges and sewed blocks into rows 5 across. I laid the rows together and if one row was too short, I simply added another strip. When I sewed the rows together, I did not try to match blocks as you can see in this picture.
It has such a soft “feel” to it – those shirts had been washed many times.
Now for those of you who were so concerned about the width of my logs, you can see I didn’t care. And it will be a wonderful quilt to curl up with. Many of you who wonder how I get so much done must not really have the desire to do things. I want to do lots of things and simply do them. What would I be waiting for? What are you waiting for? I don’t watch much TV and maybe that’s where we differ. I think it’s almost a crime to waste time. I remember when the shop and pattern business was so busy, we could hardly catch our breath. I was mowing lawn, taking care of flowers and feeding animals then, too. Now I feel like I’ve got time to kill!
And here’s my next project — just fat quarters paired up so far. I’ll post what I’m doing if it begins to take shape nicely. If not, you’ll never see them again. Ha!
So here’s the lesson for the day – jump into your next project. Don’t stew about it so much – if you get started and you hate it, move on to something else. Life is too short to dream about doing things – just do it! Sometimes the hardest part of any project is actually starting. Here’s my challenge to all of you – start a new project very soon and see it thru. Get up 15 minutes earlier every morning to work on it. Skip a tv show which you’ve probably already seen anyway to work on it. Little chunks of time can add up to big results.
And then write and tell us about your project!