We sorted through my dad's shirts,
cut them into large pieces, and tried to sort them out by color and shade.
She wanted something simple to construct, so I suggested the blocks above and she started cutting and sewing.
And here's the finished quilt! She did such a beautiful job, although I'm not the least bit surprised she did such nice work, I knew she would. I'm so proud of her!
The quilt is queen sized and she plans to use it on her bed. The backing is a purchased sheet in a shirting stripe; it looks perfect for the quilt. The binding is made of more shirt scraps and is hand sewn. We decided that tying this quilt might be the best option for her because she wanted to do the work herself (I know where I get my stubbornness from) and she didn't want to try quilting a queen on her domestic machine.
This quilt is a treasure! It's special and sentimental in so many different ways. I know this quilt will be loved and used for years and years.
So, after years of trying to talk my mom into quilting, I suspect this first quilt won't be her last. Between you and me, I think she's hooked.