Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day - Green Up!

Happy Earth Day Everyone! Yes, this is post #100 but we will get to that later. Reanna Lily Designs has organized a post on her blog about how quilters are Green, calling it Green Up! Here are my submissions.

I made this quilt for my brother, Christmas 2006. I think everyone has t-shirts lying around and making a t-shirt quilt is nothing new. What makes this quilt special is that the t-shirts are ones he designed.

This is one I just finished today and is another popular idea. This is a little bag made from one of my daughters old dresses (think she wore it when she was 2). I absolutely loved the fabric and couldn't donate it or pass it on to any of our nieces when she outgrew it. I kept it for a few years and recently decided to make myself a little bag out of it.

It's much smaller than it appears in the first picture and will only fit the essentials. When I told my daughter what I made the bag out of, she paused for a moment and then exclaimed, "You Reused!", glad the message is getting across.

Close-up of the beautiful fabric. I came across another one of these dresses in a thrift shop a couple years ago, and even though it wouldn't have fit my daughter, I almost bought it so I could have more of the fabric. I restrained myself but now I wish I had so I could have made a bigger bag.

I'm working on a couple little things so I can have a giveaway this weekend to celebrate my 100th post and 1 year blogiversary.

And remember Earth Day is Everyday!


  1. Oooh- I've never made a t-shirt quilt. Its on the to-do list.

  2. I remember that dress! What a great way to keep it and use it.

  3. I love t-shirt quilts! I'd like to make one for my daughter, with all her college/sorority t's! What fun! Happy Earth Day and happy 100th post! :)

  4. Love the bag! And the fabric is very pretty.


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