So the other night, I was invited to a friends house for dinner. Ginger showed us the things she had been making (she likes to make!). I had a great time (she is a crack up, and the other guests are my friends too!). And I came home with some fresh inspiration.
The next day I decided I NEEDED to make a quilt. And I knew I wanted it to have a built in chevron pattern. So I searched pinterest for all the different ways to make a quilt block that would combine with the other quilt blocks to make a zig zag pattern. This one was so easy, and not full of a bunch of tedious piecing. If you look closely each block is just a big square, cut into two triangles.
The other thing I couldn't wait to get started on was a crocheted rug. Ginger showed us this awesome trick with making long yarn strands out of t-shirts. I loved it. But, it was going to take me a while to collect enough t-shirts to make a rug the size I wanted. I couldn't wait that long. I moved to plan b. My big stack of thrifted sheets was crying out to me.
Once I cut them up into long 2" strips, I started crocheting. I'm using my big fat hook, and a double crochet stitch. In these pictures the rug is about 2' x 3' and had used up about 3 sheets. I am now 6 sheets into it, measuring roughly 4' x 5'. I'm going to put it in the girls room and am going to make it a bit bigger still. I'll probably end up using about 8 to 10 sheets.
What a great way to destash my fabric collection. After clearing out so many sheets, I moved on to my other fabric stacks, and piles, and boxes, and bagged up 4 garbage bags of fabric that just did not inspire me any more, and sent it off to the Goodwill. And that just opened up a flood gate of purging around here. I'm still going...