Finish It Up Friday ~ Mr. Wonderful’s Shirts

Prepare for picture overload! I’m smitten with this quilt! The first picture was taken after the last stitch went in.

You can see that the markings were still there. This is what I used for marking. I would recommend using the fine line version, but I had this on hand and it worked.

Oh, did it work! One trip through the wash and every bit came out! Please test before using as your mileage may vary. All fabrics in this quilt came from Mr. Wonderful’s shirts, so they had been prewashed.

That texture!

I machine stitched the binding to the back and used perle cotton to big stitch it down.

Here is a look at the flannel backing.

The back.

I included a couple pockets. I stuck my hand inside to quilt that area without quilting the pocket closed.

This is what the other side looks like.

Ta daaaa!

This was a great travel project and some of the most relaxing, fun hand quilting I’ve ever done. It ended up about 55” by 70”. I’m sure it will be a favorite couch quilt.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Mr. Wonderful’s Shirts

  1. jean says:

    What a great finish, using what you have to make do and creat a useful item that I’m sure will be well loved.

  2. quiltipatti says:

    Great job!!! i love it!! patti in florida

  3. lois92346 says:

    It’s WONDERFUL, Katy! And it’s extra special because it’s made with Mr. Wonderful’s cotton shirts. I love your hand stitching. How clever of you to use different color threads. It’s a keeper for sure.

  4. Judy B Stone says:

    Great quilt with great hand quilting. Very clever use of pockets and how you did the binding. Thanks for the tip on the Crayola marker!!

  5. Wow, what a terrific quilt – I just love it. You can see how soft it must be. Your quilting is so interesting and organic. And it is so charming the way you included pockets.

  6. Sandi says:

    It’s beautiful!! I love it and the quilting is amazing. Hugs,

  7. I hope you are keeping this one, and have a good book or two, ready for reading and cuddling under that lovely quilt!

  8. Maria Perez says:

    Another amazing quilt! Thank you for sharing. I love that these are used shirts, they look wonderful. Your quilting looks great, it looks like you used multiple perle cotton colors or Was that just the ink from your markings rubbing off on the stitches. I love starting my day looking at your postings.

    Thank you, Maria Perez RN

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