Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Thursday 5 February 2015

Laura's Shirts Quilt

 This quilt came to me from Laura. She made it for her husband as a Christmas gift. It's a memory quilt, made from shirts from his Grandfather. And if my memory serves me correctly, this is also her first attempt at making a quilt. She did a fabulous job. I love receiving quilts like this to work on. It's an honour to be included in the effort to keep the memories and the love alive.
With all of the plaids, and all of the straight lines in the fabrics, it made perfect sense to use the Square Dance pantograph. Now, even the fabrics that don't have checks or plaids, look like they do. I'm sure her husband was thrilled with this quilt. There were a lot of second and third parties involved in the getting of this quilt to me, and then back to Laura, in order to maintain the secrecy. It was all such a lot of fun.


  1. What a wonderful quilt. Love how you quilted it.

  2. What a great idea! I often wish I had some of my father's shirts to make into a quilt. The quilting on this is magnificent!


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