Sunday, March 11, 2012

Steve's Upcycled Shirt Quilt

Half Square Triangles

View of the quilting on the backside and a special Patchwork Shirt
A mix of Steve's button down shirt prints and some added quilting fabrics
Way back in the summer, I was in between quilt projects, and Steve was cleaning out his closet. He had a bag full of button down shirts that he no longer wears, and asked me if I could make a quilt out of them. I was up for the challenge! I decided to keep it simple with a Half Square Triangle layout and added some other coordinating fabrics that I had in my stash. All against an off-white background. This is what I came up with - It is a lap sized quilt and currently is placed on the arm of our big red chair that is Steve's TV watching spot. 

Corner Arrows
Steve came up with the idea to make a Patchwork Shirt out of some of the scraps. I think it's pretty clever!
Close up of the Patchwork Shirt- Buttons and all!
I had to put this quilt on hiatus in the Fall when a few other projects arose, but finished it earlier this year and we finally took it out for a photo shoot. Definitely the most masculine quilt I've made to date!

1 comment:

  1. This quilt is unique and clever. You should create a pattern.