Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Wednesday WIP



Finally a work in progress - Mr J's shirt quilt

  • over 350 6.5"x 2.5" strips have been cut from shirts obtained from The Scout, Mr J's grandad and various op (thrift) shops over the last 12 months.  It was not as easy finding good quality 100% cotton shirts as I thought it would be.  
  • 104 rail fence blocks have been sewn and laid out as above.
  • 6 shirt pockets have been placed randomly throughout the quilt layout (Mr J, thinks he may need to hide things in them)
  • so far, I have sewn one row together and pinned 3 more, ready to sew
  • tonight, there will be lots more pinning
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

11 comments:

  1. It really is looking good, looking forward to seeing the end result.

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  2. I love the idea of pockets to hide things in on a quilt!

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  3. Wow that's a lot of work from sourcing to making but it is looking really good!

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  4. When my son-in-law died too young, my daughter and I made quilts for her two sons, aged nearly 8 and 9 1/2, from their father's shirts. These quilts are now over 5 years old and they have been on the boys' beds every single night. A lovely reminder of their dad. Your post reminded me as I read about your lovely quilt.

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  5. This Looks so cozy - love it already

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  6. This is going to be a beautiful shirting quilt!

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  7. Looking good so far! It's going to beautiful! :-)

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  8. You know how much I love this! It is the coolest one I have ever seen! Great work you! Nicole xoxo

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  9. I love the idea of adding the pocket shirts to the quilt for hiding things. My boys would do the same. :-) So sweet.

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  10. fabulous idea. It will be great you are done. I have been gathering men's shirt from goodwill for awhile but still need to decide on a pattern. Thanks for some inspiration.

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