I take such joy in repurposing fabric from clothing. I’ve used my downtime during the pandemic to clean out closets, “get real” about what I really like to wear and will be wearing in the future, and donating clothing to Goodwill for better purposes. I set aside a set of linen dresses that I’d worn out, or just didn’t fit or look right on me, and cut them into various long strips and pieces and began to put back together as a quilt. The result is the Five Dresses quilt (56″x79″). Once pieced, it was quite saggy and droopy. Before quilting, I heavily spray basted it (in my backyard – why haven’t I been doing this back there all these years and instead cramming myself in my enclosed garage?) and then densely quilted it. I love the process of just sewing strips and pieces together without much though except for trying to get light/dark variation, and using up as much of the fabric as possible. Using what I had on hand, the colors just turned out to work together. It definitely has the feelings of Gees Bend and Rose Lee Tompkins. I’m looking around our closets to see what else I might repurpose – nothing is safe!
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Well, it’s not ACTUALLY new – almost a year ago I started to draft this post and realized I never hit publish. I have been remiss by not keeping up on the QuiltingintheFog.com blog, opting to use Instagram as my preferred way to track my work. Anyhoo – I adore this quilt! I drink in all of the colors every morning and evening as I gaze upon it. Best of all, making this quilt yielded tons of scraps and tiny pieced bits that I’ve used in several other quilts since this was finished. A shout out to #tarafaughnan who provided the inspiration for the #barquilt.