The quilt top is made entirely of Aunt Edna's son Herbie's cloths. He passed away suddenly a few years ago. I already made 3 quilts out of his cloths for his kids. This quilt had every thing from seersucker type material too flannel too corduroy.
I used the big section of the backs and sleeves of the button down shirts too make 12 1/2 inch squares. I then tried to match light and dark fabrics together. I put a line down the center and sewed a quarter inch line on each side and cut the squares in half. I then laid them out to be a big pinwheel. Each pinwheel was about 24 inches square.
I cut a pair of linen pants up and used it to make a boarder. I cut the pants into 3 inch wide strips. I knew I did not have enough to completely box the quilt in, but thought that the quilt looked better with a strip down the center. So I framed the outside and added kahki corner stones leftover from one of the other quilts. I then added corner stones to the outside middle. I placed a plain strip down the center only one direction.
I did a lot of quilting on this quilt. The first part I did I really did not like. I tried to free motion a curve on the inner side of each triangle. It was not the best work of mine, but I did not want to have to pick out the stitches and mess up the quilt.
On one pinwheel I outlined the inner triangle and did a continuos triangle all the way in like a maze. I loved this effect. Each pin wheel has a different quilting design as you will see below.
On the next one I did a straight line starting on the big side and went all the way to small side about every 3/4 on an in with a new line.
The next pinwheel I did a "V" in the triangle and did the same reduction of the line about every 3/4 of an inch.
The last one I did what I would maybe call a shower. I started at the center point ant the lines went to the bottom spreading out.
I really like how this quilt came out. As I was making it I knew it was the perfect quilt for Aunt Edna with the old fashion design! I was really excited that her daughter in law Karen gave it too her for her birthday. And even more excited that I was able to make it!! I photographed this at the Bonneau ball field. A place Herbie loved and spent so much time at.