Last year Tracee of Farmgate Creations invited us to join her (in a cyberly way) in the shirt quilt challenge her quilt group was doing. Her group shared a bunch of shirts so they all had the same fabric but us on-line challengees were able to do it our own way.
It took me a while to decide what to do. One day though the penny dropped - I had a stack of Dad's old farm shirts in my wardrobe and we had our first grandbabies on the way.
|Out came Dad's shirts, and a couple of hubby's old shirts as well.|
Yes, Dad's were well worn, collars turned and mended
and cuffs frayed but I couldn't bear to get rid of them!
These shirts made their first appearance on my blog way back in early 2014 when I used them on my Pop Monkeys. (More about them *here*).
|Unpicking released some interesting debris... goodness knows how long this|
hay has been hiding in the pocket!
|I decided a heart block would be perfect for a baby quilt.|
|Simple piecing, flannel on the back and simple quilting.|
|And simple binding too; all machine sewn, the first time I've done it this way.|
The first babies have christened it, these photos were taken in September when I visited. The girls have grown a bit since then.
Tracee has photos on her blog from her quilt group's challenge and also a link up for the blogger challengees. They are over several posts so just scroll through to see them all - it's neat to see what others have done.
Thank you for visiting,
till next time,