I’m so excited to share this quilt finish. Honestly, it has been a LONG-LONG time in the making. The book Scraps and Shirttails II came out way back in 2011. By the way, this book is currently being offered for free if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription. The quilt wasn’t the knockout favorite for me to make…but it was okay.
This is the picture from the book.
Mary at Chicken Scratch Country Threads blog had made it. I LOVED it. You can see the papers on the right that show how Mary did it. After seeing Mary’s the quilt moved to the top of my bucket list. Then it was time to collect shirts. I didn’t have many orange ones. Then I did a swap with a blog reader and I was ready to go…(That process actually took several years!!)
Here it is all finished. I’m just tickled.
I love the movement of the quilt that was created by the lighter and darker colors. In some places, it almost looks “ghosted”. Oh, I love it.
The border ideas were all Mary’s. It is an ingenious idea too. When sewing the shirt strips together and then cutting the strip sets for the block nine patches, I had a lot of strip sets left over. What a perfect way to use them up on the border. I also loved the outer border. At the time I was sewing I wasn’t too sure about it but I trusted Mary and just did it!!
I’m so happy I did. The binding is all scraps of blue.
I found a duvet cover at the thrift store for $5. It’s a blue striped homespun and it’s a very good choice for the quilt.
It was windy when I was trying to take pictures and it was misting too.
I ended up bringing the quilt and had the dogs pose in the kitchen for their photo. Rosie’s copper color looks good with the quilt.
I always say the latest quilt is my favorite quilt. This one is…but I am almost positive this one will stay on my top ten list for years and years to come. Many thanks to Bonnie for the pattern…but honestly, I might not have made it had I not seen Mary’s version. MANY thanks to you both!! I love the quilt!!