Wednesday, April 24, 2013

steam {hunk}

If you haven't caught word of the steam punk frenzy instigated spearheaded by Jeannette of Gone Aussie Quilting and Amy of Badskirt... well, I suggest you check out the flipping brilliant blocks in the works and jump on this bandwagon!


I have to say, I knew I didn't stand a chance fabric-wise once I first caught a glimpse of these (umm.. are you kidding me?!)  So the pattern came... and two weeks passed with no cutting.  Or fabric pairing, for that matter.  Then the other night, as I was tidying up my sewing space, I (literally) tossed the pattern aside onto a pile of my husband's old dress shirts (I've been picking them out of the goodwill pile for a while now, just waiting for the right repurposing project).  Later on, when I went to fetch the pattern amidst that pile of tailored goodness, I figured hey, what the heck?  And with that, steam {hunk} was born ;)

Seeing this last week definitely helped rekindle the flame ;)  Thanks Jennifer!

Of course, once I realized that I was actually going to make something out of those old shirts... I immediately needed more.  So... I may or may not have encouraged a few more select donations to the resident charity pile ;)  I mean... it's still for a good cause... right?


Loving the change of pace that comes with working with such inherently masculine fabrics.  And the constant reminder of how much my husband really does love plaid ;)

Linking up with Lee!  So have you caught the steam punk bug yet?!


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14 comments:

  1. Yep--I have had Amy's post open on the computer for a few days now, as I really love the Steam Punk block. I love that you are using your husband's shirts as a starting point--perfect. And yes, I agree. It is a good use of those!

    Elizabeth E.
    opquilt.com

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  2. Steam hunk--love it! This is the first I've seen. Now I have to check it out.

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  3. Awesome idea! This is going to be fantastic.

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  4. No!!!!!!!!!!!1 I have to take a look now....it is cute!!

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  5. Yes, I've been drooling over Jeannette's blocks too! But I love your idea of finding some new love for old shirts! Great name too!

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  6. I haven't got the bug, but love your blocks.

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  7. I haven't been bitten by that bug but I'm slow to jump in with the popular patterns (still haven't done a scrappy trip!) Yours is an awesome version, though. The menswear patterns are perfect for the steam punk!

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  8. Love it. I am scared to explore the Steam Punk blocks as I am sure I will get hooked. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. love your fabric choices xo

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  10. Brilliant! Of course, having used up all of DH's old shirts, I may have to wait a while before I join you on the bandwagon :)

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  11. Oh so wonderful!!! I love the idea of using old shirts, they suit this quilt perfectly! Can't wait to see more of what you come up with :)

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  12. Very cool using the shirts! "Steam hunk" = love it

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  13. I've caught the bug virtually and am playing along from the sidelines sadly. The fabric lends so well to the style,

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