Sunday, May 23, 2010

Other colour combinations

The basic pattern we are using for the Shirt Quilt can be used to create simple but effective quilt designs. Check these out (I have no idea where I found these!).

Foundation Paper Piecing pattern

Forest Quilting has lots of free patterns suiting all levels

For those of you who have forgotten how to FPP, here is a great link to a step-by-step lesson!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Helen enjoyed the challenge of positioning the blocks!
This is our shirt quilt - its going to be fabulous!
Welcome to the Other Green Bagz blog!

We are a group of women who either sew or want to learn to sew. It is our intention to make quilts from recycled materials - business shirts, jeans or just about anything made from cotton that doesn't cost us anything! This means we will rely heavily on donated items.

Our first project is a quilt made from business shirts donated by my MiL. These shirts belonged to a her partner - an amazing man who recently passed away due to pancreatic cancer. We hope to donate this quilt to a group who can raffle it and raise funds to go towards pancreatic cancer awareness.

This week the ladies were taught the basics of Foundation Paper Piecing. More about this project later!