I was in RI over the weekend, putting on a wedding shower with my sister Debby for my daughter Kaitlyn. We had the shower at Atria Bay Spring in Barrington where my Mom now lives. She has Alzheimer's. (What a wonderful place - Mom likes it there and the staff are so caring. God Bless them ALL).
My sister Deb also lives in Barrington. Kaitlyn and I last visited in February when we went down to look for wedding dresses. It was on that trip that Deb, Kaitlyn and I happened upon a trash can behind one of the dress shops that was full of fabric sample books. There were a couple of dozen books and they were perfectly clean. We grabbed them and put them in the back of my car - I figured I could use them for collages or something. Later I thought that it would be fun to make something for Kaitlyn from them and decided to make a quilt. I settled on this simple square patchwork - it was a challenge getting the fabric out of the books! The fabric is all really nice quality - 100% cotton, 100% linen - most of it made in the USA. So here you see the evolution of the Dumpster Dive Quilt! It was alot of fun to make, and Kaitlyn was completely surprised! She's all about recycling, so she loved it.