Saturday, March 8, 2014

Shirtings finished!

Used to be shirts ... now it's a quilt! It quilted together in an absolute nanosecond compared to the pink one - I wanted it to stay lovely and soft so it's not heavily quilted at all.  The loose pattern was very quick to do. I'm really pleased with it because it's such a utility item; leftover clothing! Doesn't get more make do than that. And even though you would never pick the colours or the fabrics out in a quilt shop, they work together quite well.

Here is a close up of the quilting - I've used this pattern before, it's from my Mindful Meanderings book. It's a good pattern when there are squares that you can follow and keep it all regular. I wanted to bind it in shirting but there was no way - narrow strips just bent and wobbled all over the place - so it's a neutral from the stash.

This quilt is called "Budget Scones" which is a terribly unfunny public service in-joke from my husband's work. It is so unfunny it's not even worth explaining ... but it is sufficiently random for a quilt name.


  1. lynley, i think this is my favorite quilt that you have made! it is just looks so comfortable and cozy. very nice!

  2. Always nice to have a finish, it does look lovely and soft, be great to snuggle under in those cold Canberra winter nights.

  3. I love it too. My husband's taste in shirts isn't so adventurous - they're mainly pale blue (stripes, plains). Actually, I'm now wondering if that's true. Maybe his retirement shirts show more enterprise. Must look at him one of those days... .