Okay, I didn't actually take the shirts off my son's back, although I will admit to sneaking some from his dresser (in my defense the ones I took were worn out at collar and cuff). Teasing aside, I'm happy to show the finish to the hexagon quilt made from his outgrown shirts and some thrifted ones. Look at all that plaid! He loves it. Every single block is plaid, the randomly pieced border is plaid,
even the binding is plaid!
The best part about the break down of my second darning/free motion embroidery foot was finding out about this lovely upgrade.... This foot looks like it was built to last - no plastic bits to break and it has 2 springs and an adjustment screw along with another two feet I can interchange on it (one with an open toe and the other with a clear and wider base which will be great for applique).
Wow, what a difference that new foot made! It works so much better than the other two that I wore out and it's not noisy (which is a plus because I like to listen to audio books or put on a movie when I sew). I still need to experiment with the new foot - play with the spring adjustments to quilt on various thicknesses and try out the other two attachments. Who knew that having to replace the darning foot would bring about such fun upgrades!
Back to the quilt... here it is on my son's bed along with the reading pillow, which was my first foray into hexie making ....
Curious as to what is under the plaid???
More plaid! lol