The shirt quilt is finished, but I was waiting for the weather to brighten up to photograph it. It's been so gloomy lately it was quite a shock today when the sun finally came out.
Keeping with the recycled theme I used a well worn old duvet cover for the back which I think goes well with all the manly fabrics. I used a buttery yellow fabric from my stash for the binding which I think brightens it up without being "girly".
Washed and wrinkly :)
It does feel good to actually complete a proper sized quilt. I've done a few smaller wall hanging size ones but this was more awkward to quilt, even with the weight of it supported next to the sewing machine, it's still quite a job! I did find hand sewing the binding on very relaxing though.
While I'm in a quilting mood I've decided to finish one of the tops I made a couple of years ago. In contrast to the masculine feel of the shirt quilt, this one is super girly. I used all my favourite fabrics in pink, green, aqua, yellow and mauve. I've added a border I made for a different quilt which didn't really look right, so I unpicked it all and used it here. The colours aren't quite the same, but I think it looks good. Need to sort out something for the back now.
Looks like stained glass from the back!
Finally, as it's Remembrance Sunday I thought I's share some pic's of a quilt I bought on e-bay a few years ago. Initially I was going to re-use the hexagon part to make cushions or something but I haven't had the heart to cut it up. Two of the shapes have "1940" embroidered on them and I get the feeling it might have been made hastily for a couple getting married in a rush during the war. The fabrics are typically 30s, probably from dresses and children's clothes and perhaps this was something that had been worked on for ages, then suddenly added on to a larger piece of fabric with the initials D and J sewn on at the top. I wonder who they were and if they survived the war?