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Earth Day Quilts (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)

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  • Total submissions: 8
  • Total countries: 4
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 3

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Butterfly Rag Butterfly Rag
By: Kathy, Virginia, USA

Butterfly shapes cut from old plaid shirts. No batting was used, just layers of cotton fabric and shirts I bought at the thrift store. Each butterfly is free motion stitched. All edges are raw and allowed to fray.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 60"

KENNEDY'S QIULT KENNEDY’S QIULT
By: LINDA BROWN, Ontario, Canada

THIS QUILT IS MY LATEST CRAZY QUILT IT HAS LOTS OF REUSED ORNAMENTS AND BUTTONS ON IT I ALSO HAS A FLANNEL BACK FROM A PREVIOUS PROJECT. THE EMBROIDERY IS ALL DONE BT HAND BY MYSELF SOME EMBROIDERY FLOSS IS RECYCLED FROM OTHER PROJECTS.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Quilted Bag Catcher Quilted Bag Catcher
By: Amanda Stanley, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

This is a new use for a mini quilt! By sewing a little strip of fabric on the top and bottom with some elastic and sewing the quilt into a sock you get a pretty bag catcher! This one is made from scraps of batting all basted together and the backing (inside) is all pieced too! (or use an old quilt!)

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 25"

Quilting Rags to Riches Quilting Rags to Riches
By: Kathryn Taylor, Texas, USA

My donation to “Quilt Haiti” by Tammy Gilley. Made with recycled jeans for the front and coordinating fabric from my stash on the back. I’ve asked people to donate usable items for me to turn into donation quilts. This is the first of many yet to come from my “Quilting Rags to Riches” project.

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 68"

Scrappy Tulip Scrappy Tulip
By: Freemanor, Massachusetts, USA

I found, used, 2 beautiful mandarin outfits. I loved the beautiful colors, and shimmering, irridescent effect. I think the reds and gold worked up well in the tulips.

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 64"

Selvage flower Selvage flower
By: May Britt, Norway

This was a challenge between me and two other friends. All we got was a button and some lace. I have used selvages to make the ground. Also added words from selvages to make the quilt interesting. It is so fun using selvages this way. Do not throw your selvages away….use them :)

Quilt size: width: 8" height: 8"

Shirts for Stavros Shirts for Stavros
By: Doodlebug Gail, Ontario, Canada

This quilt is made from size XXXXL flannel shirts. They were a very high quality cotton and were a treat to work with. Cutting the shirts apart was time consuming but each shirt yielded a lot more fabric than I’d anticipated ….. there are a lot of scraps to make more quilts like this one!

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 70"

The Denim Quilt The Denim Quilt
By: Shruti, India

This Quilt was made for a friend of my husband. He had given me 12 jeans that belonged to his wife, which did not fit her any more. I cut them up into pieces 6″ x 6″. In all I used 176 pieces from the jeans and 20 12″ x 12″ pieces of recycled linen. The backing is recycled Bed Sheet.

Quilt size: width: 108" height: 108"


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This post was published on April 23rd, 2010. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

One Response to “Earth Day Quilts (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)”

  1. jana277 says:

    Kazda práca ja Krásna, Najviac man zaujal Kenedyho deka
    .-= jana277’s latest post: Tečúce sklo =-.

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