Here's a bedspread I'm working on with a little more than half the pieces sewn together in random blocks.
It's made of old slip covers, old clothes, vintage tea towels... to name just a few. I want it to be fun and beautiful, but it's also important to me that it be durable and washable, not so precious that I can't flop on it to nap or read. Cargo pants scraps-yes, silks-no.
I didn't start with any plan-- just threw together a color palette I liked and started cutting shapes and sewing strips together.
Trapezoids kept popping out-- Macchu Picchu seems to be buried somewhere in the linen roses.
also thoughts of Richard Diebenkorn's "Ocean Park" paintings .
and Gee's Bend quilts haven't been far from my mind.
I used the strips between the puckered woven stripes of this shirt.
and here's the tea-dyed cotton shower curtain that just keeps giving.
Old cargo pants