Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Start of Something New

During my craft time the past couple days I have been cutting up men's shirts.  My husband's Uncle died last summer and his Aunt has asked me to help turn his old shirts into quilts for her children.   So far I have cut off the collars, button plackets, and seams of 8 shirts.  There are many more shirts, but this will give me a good start.

I am going to make a slightly smaller version of this quilt on the right.  It seems easy enough to figure out the pattern just by looking at it.  If I knew the name of the pattern, or a link to who posted the photo, I would add it here, but unfortunately that isn't the case. When I snagged the photo years ago I didn't think to rename it to something that would tell me where I found it.  Instead I put it in my "Quilts by Other People" folder.  Now I am really wishing I knew who posted this so I could link to their site, so if anyone knows who made this quilt, please let me know so I can do just that.

Thanks to Natasha of Scraps-A-Plenty, I now know the blog where this photo is showcased.  You can see it as the banner photo of  JulieKQuilts.  The pattern can be found in Evelyn Sloppy's book Strips and Strings. Thanks Natasha!!  



  1. What a great idea! That quilt is gorgeous. I can see why you want to do one like it. It will be so nice!

  2. I know that quilt!!! In fact, I am making that one too! I am working on assembling the blocks now. Isn't it awesome!

    Here is the link to her site!
    http://juliekquilts.blogspot.com. You can find the source of the pattern there.

  3. haha, I was going to pop over to Julie's blog. It looks like one of hers! Great quilt design! I hate cutting up shirts :)

  4. I love this quilt. I have seen it before and it's on my "to do" list. I hope it gets to the top of the list soon. You have a great start on it. Looking forward to seeing your progress. I LOVE PLAIDS!