Monday, April 7, 2014
Finished Quilt - (Re-purposed Shirts & Pants)
My quilt is finished! You may remember seeing my completed top a few weeks ago. I made the entire top with my husbands old shirts and pants. I have a lot of memories of these shirts, most from while we were engaged and first married. The back was a large bed covering that I found at the thrift store for only $3.50!
This was the first machine quilt I've done. I made Rebekah a small toddler size quilt when she was 2, but I hand stitched that one. I didn't think I'd be able to stuff this quilt into my sewing machine to get it quilted, but it wasn't as hard as I thought. The walking foot was definitely necessary! I stitched in the ditch to quilt it, although I only did a few lines in each of the fancy squares. Some parts of it are a little wonky (love that word), but that only adds character, right?
My husband has been using his current blanket since college (him mom gave it to him), so I had to save a piece of it. I cut out this picture of deer and added it to the back of his new quilt, and also signed it with a permanent fabric marker.