Blogger’s Quilt Festival Fall 2014

Many of my regular readers will recognize this as a quilt I made last spring. I am reposting about it here as my entry into the 2014 Fall Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted by Amy Ellis over at Amy’s Creative Side ย in the Modern Quilts Category.

This quilt was made from shirts belonging to my husband, son, son in law, and my father. All wonderful men that I love dearly. It was a fun experiment in improvisation! I still can’t decide if I like it best hanging like this:

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Or like this:20140410-222829.jpg

I had a blast quilting this. I quilted swirls in the negative space and a random grid in the shirting sections.20140410-222916.jpg 20140410-222907.jpg 20140410-222857.jpg 20140410-222850.jpg 20140410-222843.jpg

It has remained my favorite quilt since I finished it 6 months ago. That is a long time for me!

Please visit The Blogger’s Quilt Festival. There is so much eye candy to be found there!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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11 Responses to Blogger’s Quilt Festival Fall 2014

  1. Cille says:

    It’s really cool that it’s made from shirts belonging to 3 generations. And awesome quilting too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. What a special quilt! The change in quilting between the negative space and focus material is a great touch, and I love how that translates into the backing.

  3. sdaurio says:

    This is definitely one of my favorites of yours. I love that the fabric came from those that mean so much. I love the curls and swirls quilting in the white and then the straight line on the shirts. I love the improve, I could never do it. Love love love.

  4. Sharon says:

    Oh Wow! I love this quilt! What fun to use shirts from the guys in your life, and to make a modern quilt with them too. Great improv and great use of negative space. And your quilting adds just the right contrast. Super job! No wonder it’s your favorite – it would be mine too!

  5. Lea says:

    I love this quilt! The plaids, the colors, the improv and that it was made from shirts from the men you love dearly. No matter which direction it goes it is a beauty!

  6. Kathy says:

    This is such a fabulous quilt on so many levels … the quilting, the fabrics and their significance, the design … just fantastic! Good luck!

  7. Alycia says:

    I do remember it – and it is still a favorite of mine too! you did a great job!

  8. Camilla says:

    Love your shirt quilt. I am in the midst of making one too, but it’s not finished for the festival. There is something special about repurposing worn out loved clothes.

  9. audrey says:

    Love that you used all those shirts! Really great quilt.:)

  10. Jane says:

    I love how you combined conservative men’s shirts with a modern style, and your quilting was perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  11. How fascinating – I can’t make up my mind which way up I like it either – both work. You can swap around and have 2 quilts for the price of one!!
    What a lovely mommento of your menfolk!

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