Pieces of Shirts and Skirts. A Wool Quilt?

The wool shirts and skirts

Between shoveling out from the snowstorm and Christmas, it’s been over a week since I’ve been in my studio.

I always get a little anxious about going back to my studio after being away from it for more than a few days.  Even after ten years of making art full-time I still have this fear that I won’t be able to start working again.

It’s less than it used to be.  But this morning when I first woke up, I didn’t want to get out of bed.

Once I did, I decided to ease back to work slowly.  I had a box of wool shirts and skirts taking up space in the laundry room since Carolyn gave them to me.  I’ve been thinking of making a quilt from them for some time.

But first, they needed to be cut up.  Most of them are pocked with tiny holes.  My plan was to cut around the holes, then wash and dry the wool that I could use.

After taking care of some shipping, I got to my studio, put on Selected Shorts and started cutting.

Right now the pieces of wool are sitting in the dryer.  I’ll wait till tomorrow morning to take them out and sort them.  I hope as I go through all the colors, patterns and odd shapes of wool, I’ll be inspired.


10 thoughts on “Pieces of Shirts and Skirts. A Wool Quilt?

    1. The wool brings back memories for me too Lorlee. Some of the patterns spark feeling of when I had a few wool skirts in highschool. And the mens plaids too. I’m glad to have evoked your Grandmother.

  1. Hey, Maria, you aren’t the only one who doesn’t want to get out of bed on these cold, damp, dark mornings! It’s supposed to be getting lighter in the mornings. Today is the first day I’ve noticed it a tad lighter when I got up. Don’t feel bad…relax, and get back into things gradually…it’s the nature of the beast! 🙂

  2. These shirts and skirts look like they’re waiting to create a warm, comforting quilt. I’m eager to see how they speak to you, Maria. I know what you create will be wonderful !

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