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Son's Birthday Quilt... from Recycled Shirts

Old 11-16-2017, 01:23 PM
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Default Son's Birthday Quilt... from Recycled Shirts

I love to work with recycled shirt fabric. About a year ago my friend Givio and I embarked on a little quilting adventure. We took an old BOM by a guild in Florida (Jingle All the Way) and did the monthly blocks in shirts, rather than Christmas fabrics, as the original BOM was. We each made two of the blocks each month, and then swapped the extra ones with each other. Somewhere along the line I felt this was supposed to be a special quilt for my youngest son... and now it is! His birthday was yesterday but he won't get this until he comes home for Thanksgiving next week.

I quilted each block individually, QAYG, so I had more freedom to do turns and curves with my walking foot. I love that method! Once done I needed to make the quilt a bit bigger, so I used 3" sashings with inserted batting strips. This was my first try at that and it worked out much better than I expected. Last of all I needed to add the same 3" border around the outside, to match the sashings. Hope you like Luke's quilt.





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Old 11-16-2017, 01:26 PM
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that binding is great too. Does Givio's look like yours? I'll bet it doesn't. Well done!
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:39 PM
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Very nicely done !!
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:46 PM
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It's perfect. I love that it is masculine. You ladies came up with a great idea!!
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wow, looks great
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:10 PM
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Oh, My, you have a beautiful quilt to my eyes. You have made a quilt that anyone would want.
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What a great way to make a sampler quilt extra special...I've never used men's shirts, but I have seen a lot of fabulous quilts by people who have :-) Your's turned out really well.
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Beautiful quilt. I'm sure your son will love it.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:26 PM
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What? Not the expected red binding! lol The light plaid is perfect, and great contrast to the sashes.

My son is getting a different sampler quilt on Thanksgiving-- hopefully, if I get the binding on it in time! My plaid blocks are waiting for inspiration in regards to the setting. I'm planning to make more than one quilt from them, so I need to add something to what I've got going.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:31 PM
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​Great quilt!
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