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Friday, January 15, 2016

Finished Quilt Top

Don't you hate it when you are
soooo close to finishing something
and you have to leave or put it aside with just
that little bit to go?

Yesterday I was sewing the borders onto this
quilt and had the last two ready to go,
but I ran out of time!
Off I went.
So this morning I finished sewing the last two seams,
pressed it and it's finished!

This was made entirely from 8 shirts of a dear friend at church
who died last year. I'm making this for his wife, who is also
a dear friend.
I have more of the solid red inner border shirt to use as the binding.
I also have the shirt backs to use on the backing.

This top goes together so easily.
Nine patches and Snowball blocks.

It's funny how the three plaids are the same fabric
but in different colors.

Piecing the back is my least favorite part of quilting,
but it will be nice to use the rest of the shirts to finish this quilt.

The pattern for this quilt can be found here.

Happy Friday!


Cathy said...

It is a beautiful quilt. Glad you got the time to finish it. Hugs

Teresa in Music City said...

What a wonderful project! That is one quilt that will be cherished for sure :*)

Cathy said...

What an excellent job you did using those shirts. That's a lovely memory quilt.

Needled Mom said...

What a wonderful gift! It is such a nice pattern too.

Vicki in MN said...

First congrats on a flimsy finish, it is beautiful!! Love that pattern with the checks, it looks complicated until I found the block and then wow easy to piece with a great outcocme!! Love those ornaments in a couple posts back too! Yes I hate it when I am close to finishing and just don't have enough time or energy to finish it up right then.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

It turned out beautiful - I'm sure your friend will love it. I really like the color palette. Sometimes with shirts/memory quilts the palette is scrappy at best, but these shirts and your use of them really work nicely - cohesive and appealing.

straythreads said...

Love the yellow with the red and blue