Here is the results of my idea of making a quilt from outgrown shirts from my son along with some thrifted plaid shirts to supplement.
That's a lot of plaid - but my son loves his latest quilt and could hardly wait for me to finish it before adorning his bed with it.
I decided to stipple quilt the mad plaid-ness of it all with a variegated blue quilting thread in both the needle and bobbin.
I used plaid everywhere on this quilt! The backing is a flannel sheet I found brand new at the thrift store. Can you believe I had to unpick the side seams of the sheet to have just enough and the binding for the quilt is from a garment I made years ago? Not only is my son's quilt very 'Manly', but it was very economical to make (the latter point only impresses me - the first point is all my son was concerned with ;o)