"I'd give the shirt off my back to someone in need."
You've heard that expression and probably said it yourself. It's the kind of thing quilters, sewers, and generous, kind hearted folks say and do. It's what my Mother told me to do with some of her clothes she no longer wears....donate them to someone in need.
That's right...To Choose from for a Lap Quilt/Wall Hanging. I choose some of Her favorites...ones that she has worn for many years.
Shirts with long tails for a tall lady. Shirts made from chambray's, light denims, plaids, 70's and 80's prints and predominately blue...like her eyes.
I mentioned not too long ago HERE that 'Waste Not Want Not' was in my DNA.
I got that from Mother...I'm sure she will know that every bit of her Favorite Shirts went into this quilt. From the Back of the Shirts to the Back of the Quilt...the piece on the left. From the Front of the Shirts to the Front of the Quilt....the piece on the right.
Don't you love the Shirt Tails pieced in the bottom of the Lap Quilt?
They'll still be covering that Tall Lady....as soon as I get it quilted....that's where I'm headed right now!
Judy's Patchwork Time Design Wall Monday
Smiling Sally's Blue Monday
Just so you know I always did and still do mind my Mother, the Non-Cotton Clothes are separated for donating. My Waste Not Want Not DNA took control of the Cottons. There will be more quilts to make for Mother's other DNA'ers...they don't sew, but have loud DNA voices!!!
I must remember to Thank Her for my 'CottonDNA'. Hmmmm...I always wondered why I prefered Bollweevils over Silkworms!