Friday, February 18, 2011

Sheets and Shirts HST Quilt

This quilt is a total knock off from one I saw in a magazine.  

It's made almost entirely of recycled/upcycled material.  I cut up shirts from Leslie and my husband's closets and sheets I've been collecting over the years.  

This is one of four quilts I recently took to my quilter.  I gave her some direction on what I wanted, but then turned it over to be done with as she saw fit.  I think she gave it a very nice texture.

The backing is the lighter blue ticking stripe.  It was a sheet in a previous life.  The binding is yardage from my stash.  Love them both!!!!

The thick striped outer border is also a former sheet.  And those mitered corners make me very happy!

If I'd ever describe a quilt as being "Me" I'd have to say this is it.  I mean -- recycled sheets, reclaimed shirts, ticking, plaid, red -- all things I LOVE!  My husband declared it one of his favorite quilts I have made so far.  Not really sure why he likes it so much, but I'll take it!  
(I'm sure you can guess which one is his all-time favorite.)

Quilt Stats
Started: July 2010
Finished: February 2011
Size: 55" by 70"
Fabrics:  reclaimed shirts, upcycled sheets, yardage from my stash, and purchased yardage.
See the fabrics up close here.

Today I'm linking to Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory.

Inspiration picture:
From:  Country Home July 2009

Yep, I pretty much made an exact copy.  And I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.


  1. your quilt is lovely. Wow!! You sure were able to get an exact copy! amazing.

  2. Good job on those mitered corners! Such a great quilt :)

  3. That is a great quilt!
    If they can knock-off designer dresses I don't see why you can't knock-off quilts.

  4. I have a box full of already cut triangles that were my grandma's. This might be what they turn out to be. I love this!

  5. This is totally awesome. So my favorite....color, pattern, backing, everything. Great job.

  6. I LOVE this quilt! You did a fantastic job on it and it's all from repurposed fabrics. So great!

  7. I love the quilt! You did a wonderful job on that pattern and fabric choices. I really like that it was done with repurposed fabric, that makes it double great!

  8. Great job on your quilt. I love that it is made from repurposed fabrics, and those mitered corners came out fabulous!

  9. Hi! I love your quilt! Colours and materials are beautiful! Also I like very much triangles like you have used them - could make similar to be my favorite! I like to use also my hb's shirts and old sheets!
    Sunny wishes fom Crete!

  10. I LOVE this quilt!
    It is perfect for a boys bed, I May have to keep this in mind.

  11. Oh my, that's simply gorgeous!! I love the border! So many HST quilts don't have borders, and yours proves that an HST quilt needs a border!

    I'm getting ready to make my first HST quilt but am unsure about what size HST to use. I hand quilt, so I don't want my HSTs to be so small that I can't quilt it (too bulky with the seams), but I don't want it to be so big that I lose the charm of an HST quilt. Thanks!

  12. Lovely quilt! I don't suppose you have a pattern? I'm making a memory quilt from my father's shirts and I love this one.



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