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Friday, October 15, 2021

Scrap-Happy October 2021

The house has been sold, and 99% of of what I own is now in storage which leaves me with not a lot of things to sew on till I can find a job and get a place to live on my own again.
I did however find a bit of room to bring the scraps of shirts that had been used to make memory bears back in 2019.   I'm planning to take and use these to make 4 memory quilts from them.   Here is the first one of them.

Not the greatest of pictures for some reason.   Quilt is made from 6" squares of plaid shirts, and alternate string-pieced WOW's and COC's.

The shirtings even have the sleeve plackets and buttons on several of the blocks.


1. One job interview has been had, and another is scheduled for the morning of the 15th.

2. For friends who allow me to stay with them while I job hunt and work to help my dad out here in Phoenix. 


  1. I love it when there are pieces of the fabric's original 'life' visible in a quilt. My husband has a quilt with shirt pockets in the corners. Sometimes, they come in handy!

  2. Hope your interview went well. Its horrible having everything packed away in a house move.

  3. What a great idea to use the leftover shirt pieces! And all the WOW/COC scraps, too.

  4. good to hear from you moira and you are faring as well as can be expected...hope you are safe and all gets resolved quickly...

  5. Great way to use up old shirts, I think!


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