I got my Hand Me Down baby quilt finished up today…..
Gracie wasn’t the best model….this photo was about the best of the bunch. The blocks in this quilt are from Bonnie Hunter’s book Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-pupose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green”. I was busy making a blue and red version of the Hand Me Down quilt in the book when I got a baby shower invitation. I quickly cut out some green and blue men’s shirts and started sewing. This came together really quickly. There are 25 blocks and then a 4″ border.
The backing was leftovers from a project Kelli had left here and said I could use if I wanted….
The border was thrifted fabric that I bought for fifty cents….the binding is leftovers from my stash. So, for the most part, this quilt was very inexpensive.
My thread was even a “user-upper”. I have used this thread on a different project but had some left over. It wasn’t enough to do a large quilt but just the right amount to finish up this baby quilt.
It was really a fun project. I just love how the blocks are so mis-mash.
I plan on picking up a few more shirts….Wouldn’t it be cute in pinks and purples for a little girl? I have a friend expecting a boy in a couple weeks…I think I just might sew another one of these.
If you’re wondering how my stash report for the week ended up…
I ended using 1 yard of fabric in making this quilt…
So the official stash report is…
Used this Week: 1 yard
Used year to Date: 108 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 45 yards
Net Used for 2011: 63 Yards of store bought fabric…2.5 of recycled fabric.
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I really love how this turned out, the blues and green are so nice together, very calming.Yes pinks and purples would be fun. I think this might be my next leader and ender quilt.I am currently doing “Strippy Classic” from Bonnies Leader and Ender book.
Happy Easter from New Zealand.
I love this quilt…AND I have a bin FULL of men’s shirts!! Thanks for the idea and the inspiration….now all I need is the time!!
It looks so warm and cuddly! What a lucky baby. :)
It’s beautiful!! Very nice use of old shirts…
adorable and good for you to be ahead of the game in using vs buying!
I would love to see this quilt in pink and green too!
What a beautiful quilt, it looks so soft and squishy, perfect for a baby boy. Love the colors. And what better use of extra thread.
Really a darling quilt! I love the softness of the shirts…just wonderful! Hey…wanna finish our blue ridge quilts together?? I see your pretty blocks on your sidebar!