The Shirt Off His Back

My New Year’s Resolution for 2018 was not to buy any new fabric and to focus on creating with only what I have on hand. I’ve mostly kept to that – and one that fills the bill is this one made from my husband’s shirts.  As we were cleaning out our garage he found a bunch of shirts that he planned to give away.  I intercepted (note I didn’t BUY anything new) and used them to make this shirt quilt.  It’s been quite a project, however! It took a long time to cut up the shirts (lots of good videos on how to dissemble a shirt to get the maximum fabric for reuse.)  Then, cutting and piecing to make the best use of the stripes took a long time as well. And this quilt in HUUUUGE – the biggest I’ve made yet (a comfortable king bed size – what was I thinking?) I have enough squares leftover for a twin size, I believe. Finally, I started quilting it on the machine outlining the seams, but it looked a mess.  Sooo – I decided to hand-quilt the entire thing.  I adore the look, but here we are in July and I’m still only about 1/3 of the way done, despite lots of marathon TV series watching while doing it. In the end, it’ll be worth it and a family treasure, I’m sure.

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Filed under modern quilting, Quilt, quilting, Scrap Quilts

2 responses to “The Shirt Off His Back

  1. This is truly a family treasure. I like what you did with the stripes!

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