This is my friend Barbara's quilt. I made it for her using her husband's shirts. The pillows were also made from his shirts. I used my Accuquilt to cut out 6 inch squares. Actually one of my boys cut out all the squares. I then sewed two squares together to make the triangles. The triangles then matched up to make the pin wheels. I think I used about 8 shirts total. It may have been less. One shirt can yield almost 36 squares. There are several good blogs that show you how to cut a men's shirt to get the most use out of it. The back and the boarder were made from one twin size sheet. The pillows were made from one shirt each. I used the shirt buttons as the way to put the pillow inside. So the insert can be easily removed and the pillow case washed. Using old shirts is a great way to preserve the memory of a loved one.
I am a full time working mom of twin boys. My passion is my children. My hobby is quilting. This blog is my quilting journal. I love to share my quilts and arts and craft projects with friends and family. After a long hiatus of taking care of twin babies and then running after them as toddlers I finally have the time and energy to quilt again. I love sewing as my sons sit beside me or play near my sewing machine. Who knew boys could be so interested in quilting.