This is a quilt made for a family whom lost their father. Their father loved to wear bright colorful shirts.
I don’t often see patchwork patterns that I immediately want to make but when I saw this pattern called Simply Woven by Jessica Kelly – I knew that it would make an amazing quilt from recycled materials. I made my quilt a little larger (it is probably around a king sized quilt) – I had so many shirts I didn’t want to waste them!
I also added a border to my quilt as the family have more traditional tastes and I think formal borders always make things seem a bit more traditional in style.
I used my mix and match all over technique for the filler pattern. And a simple feather border …
… my feather corners are getting better.
The mix and match design blends really well on the front of the quilt …
… it is the back clearly shows all the detail.
I tried to mimic a little bit of the woven element on the back too.
And in case you don’t believe this is made from men’s cotton shirts – there are little bits on the front to remind you.