Monday, November 2, 2015

Shirt Challenge

Last year Tracee shared with us a challenge her quilting group was having .... The Gisborne Quilters Great Shirt Challenge.....The group was sharing their shirts but we could join in cyberly and do our own thing...

Susan has helped me to keep my motivation going and last week she and friends had a wonderful reveal... Please go HERE and  look at the amazing creative quilts made from shirts

These are the shirts I started with... I bought the greens (I later changed that middle one to a plaid with red in it after the picture was taken) for $2 each at the op shop and the blues were old work shirts of my hubz (they had shrunk ... a bit like my jeans did!)


this picture shows the plaid I used and the enormous piles of blocks I got just from shirts....



I have been sewing secretly but now we can show off what we made....

Ta-da.... a picnic quilt ......


we could use one extra fabric so I had some large gingham in my secret hoarding place so I made the bunting (and binding) with that....


I had a few spare blocks so pieced a strip for the backing.....


it's not a good length for this table but it does look nice there.....


I did an all over swirl ... except the bunting was just outlined.... the backing was a piece from the op shop too for $4...


the wadding was the most expensive part!!!

I'm happy with our new picnic blanket...

Thanks girls and such lovely work from everyone

Righto, Gotto Go.... blogs to read, tea to make, procrastinating to do .....

32 comments:

Raewyn said...

Absolutely fabulous Fiona!! Your quilt is a wonderful finish.... do love what you have done with your shirts!!

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful quilt and love the colors.
I do like using old clothing in quilts.

Debbie

Daisy Jayne said...

Simply gorgeous

Christine M said...

Your quilt is fantastic, Fiona. I love it! xx

Kaisievic said...

Wow! I love your picnic quilt! So fresh and pretty.

marina said...

Fantastic! I love your shirt quilt so cheery it looks perfect. Wish you had been here for the reveal!

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona,wow I love your new picnic rug,what a fun challenge this was,well done my friend xx

kiwikid said...

Wow!! Wow!!! Wow!!! That is amazing Fiona...so wish you could have been with us at the reveal too!! Love your new picnic rug!!

Susan said...

Perfect picnic blanket, well done.

Carolyn said...

Well done Fiona! I do love a bit of thrifty craft.

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I remember the challenge and love your picnic quilt. The colours work so well together, with the gingham bunting and binding adding that little bit extra.

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Great tablecloth / picnic rug. Creative use of the gingham for bunting.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Absolutely gorgeous..very creative indeed. How amazing is it that these shirts can make some amazing quilts etc.

Love Bears All Things said...

That looks great and I love the quilting.
MAMA Bear

Michelle Ridgway said...

You are very clever...lovely! I popped over and the quilts are wonderful x

Maria said...

What a great table cloth made from the oppie shirts and you also managed to get a nice cheap backing... Well done.. Love the swirly quilting.

Sheila said...

Fantastic use of the shirts , I love your new picnic table cloth !!!

Sue SA said...

What a lovely quilt, almost too good to sit on and eat! The bunting was a great idea and just adds that pop!

Jeanette said...

Love your quilt. Fabulous use of shirts. Hugs,xx

Janet said...

What a lovely quilt!! I don't have access to shirts like that here. Not too many "op" shops around and the few that are can be rather expensive. One day though I will find a way to get myself a collection of lovely shirts.

sunny said...

Very nice! I was amazed by how much fabric I got from 6 shirts. I could easily make another quilt. Love the little pop of red gingham.

Karen S said...

A fantastic finish. I like the design you worked with and the shirt colours have tied in very nicely. What a great quilt.

Lin said...

Beautiful Fiona, I love it! It's good to get back to basics with a bit of good old fashioned recycling! Great colour combo and the bunting was an inspired addition. xx

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Fiona,
lovely finish, love the colors and design. What a beauty.
Greetings Sylvia

Allie-oops Designs said...

LOVE it - I pick up shirts at the thrift to use for quilting all the time!

Noela said...

Wow Fiona, you are one clever lady, love your quilt. Hugs......

Jane Galley said...

I love this quilt-shirts are a fabulous source of fabric

KaHolly said...

Fiona, this is the PERFECT picnic quilt! You really raised the bar with this creation! I have a shirt quilt started down in Tx and your project inspires me to dig it out first thing upon my arrival and finish it up! XO

Anthea said...

Love it!! Fiona what a great quilt, & the bunting adds a bit of fun... All the Challenge quilts I've seen are just fab & yours is no exception... I'm Happy Dancing For You!
I seriously considered joining this Challenge when it was first publicised, but given the year I've had, it's a good thing I didn't;)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow Fiona that is just fantastic!

Jeneta said...

I love it!!! And mostly from shirts - fabulous!

Chookyblue...... said...

amazing what you can do with a couple of shirts...........looks great...........

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