July 14, 2016

Family Shirts: Finished

Summer is officially in full swing! Every year I think how productive I will become with all my free time for sewing {Not happening}. In between summer school and just being plain lazy, I was able to complete my Family Shirts quilt. 



The quilt is made from shirts of my grandfather, father, and myself. This whole project had an emotional start, but ended up being exactly what I had in mind. Each square finishes at 4 inches, so there are a lot of squares here! 



The objective on this quilt is to love it to death. For this reason, I decided to go with completely machine sewing the binding. Anything to make this sentimental goldmine last longer. As for the application of the binding, practice is makes perfect. The whole process is becoming much easier. 




The quilt finished is twin sized, so it will look great on a guest bed. 

11 comments:

  1. I like how you have mixed half-square triangles and squares in this. It makes me wish I still had some of my hubby's and father's shirts left, but they are all sewn up now. :( At least, until hubby decides a few more are getting a bit threadbare about the collar.

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  2. I agree with Carla, the mix of HSTs and squares adds really wonderful visual interest, and I'm sure you can see the shirts and have so much more depth and experience with the quilt, too. I hope you get so much love and use out of the quilt!

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  3. Spectacular! I love the mix of colors and blocks in this. What a lovely way to snuggle with your family!

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  4. Just love your use of family shirts--this is a wonderful quilt finish...hugs, Julierose

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  5. Yay! It turned out fabulous! You're not the only one with low quilt output this summer. I don't think I'll have a finish for Tuesday's meeting. Boooo!

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  6. Super use of special fabrics to help maintain the memories!

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  7. Awesome quilt! I love how cozy shirt scrap quilts look.

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  8. This turned out so wonderful! And it's going to be such a cherished heirloom quilt. It makes me want to start collecting/saving shirts.

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  9. How nice. And chock full of family memories!!

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  10. Very nice quilt! I really like the combination of HST and squares and how you incorporated some of the shirt details into the squares.

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  11. This looks great, really effective =)

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