Lately there has been a huge drive to recycle, supermarkets are reconsidering offering free plastic bags and some even offer small bonuses or discounts for those who choose to recycle. Personally I have a few 'bags for life' and also a small but growing collection of fabric shopping bags.
I've long been one to collect my jars and the odd beer bottle and take them to the recycling banks here in town, also available are collection points for paper, aluminium cans, batteries and clothing.
Many of us have found our own ways to recycle many items, I know many bloggers recycle old clothing either family owned or purchased from op/charity shops and make them into some beautiful quilts. I've used an old blanket as wadding in the past and have read of others doing the same.
Well this time, it's a pair of threadbare old towels! LOL They really are no use as towels anymore, but Hunney suggested they might be useful as the 'filling' in a quilt.
And why not? They will add weight and warmth to a lap quilt.
I had a hunt around and a think about how I could use them and what pattern would suit the dimensions of a large bath towel. I came up with this.
This morning I cut and pieced this 'Hit and Miss' it's a simple row based quilt which I found in this book. The binding will be made up from off cuts. I do like my scrappy bindings.
I've used some of the fabrics I've collected from the scrap club I subscibe to. I've ordered some new fabric for the backing. As soon as that arrives I'll be busy basting and quilting. I plan to make a second version of this quilt using different fabrics. So that will give me something to be getting on with while I await the backing fabric. Then in a few days Hunney and I can have his and hers lap quilts. LOL