When my dad passed in the 90’s, I pulled all of his plaid shirts and stored them in my closet.
This past April, I got up the nerve to cut the shirts and make a quilt.
I had planned on trying to quilt this myself, but the frail fabric concerned me.
I consulted with my friend, Jeana Kubik , and she said she could long arm the quilt for me.
We decided on a softer batting.
Jeana did a beautiful job.
It is such a special quilt for me.
The front, backing, sash, and binding are all made from my dad’s shirts.
I kept the pockets and the tags and used them as part of the blocks.
I love what Jeana did for the center heart block.
I used the remaining large shirt fabric to piece the back.
Jeana’s quilting is fantastic.
This is one of the pocket and tag blocks. The pocket is buttoned shut, but is functional.
I made this quilt carrying tote using the six remaining pockets.
This way, I can carry my quilt whenever I travel.
It has been a great day!