The quilt I chose to share this BQF, is one I made from my collection of plaid shirts for and from my oldest teen-aged son. Throughout his growing up years, plaid shirts have been his wardrobe staple, so quite naturally, this led to me saving any he outgrew. I did add in a few thrifted shirts to give more variety, but this quilt was made from shirts that my son wore as far back as when he was 5 years old.
second quilt made for him from the plaid shirts I've been collecting (click here to see my first plaid quilt), it's my first experience making a quilt using hexagons.
reading pillow using them. This smaller project allowed me to see how much of a challenge it would be to cut and match all those plaids (because I made the hexagons using a trapezoid pattern I was able to sew it by machine, but it did involve fussy cutting every single trapezoid so that the hexagons wouldn't end up looking pieced - unless closely inspected ;o). Happy with how the pillow turned out, I decided to undertake making the quilt for his bed.
I finished off his quilt using a solid flannel shirt for the backing and then bound the quilt in plaid flannel, making this a very cozy and homey looking quilt. My son was happy to add some more plaid to his bed and I'm happy to have re-purposed those special shirts.go here.