In my blog here - I explain how this was made from 8 businessman shirts all from Op Shops (Charity Shops). Even I doubted what a quilt would look like just from second hand shirts. I am absolutely thrilled.
I have never made a quilt before that is just block colour and I am very taken with it. Two nights ago when I was auditioning fabric for the binding I had patterned greens, multicolour and stripe material. Aaron did not like any of them and pointed out that introducing a pattern when all the rest was plain did not seem right. So I used the trimmings of the 100% cotton sheet from Ezibuy that is the backing, and had just enough to make a good solid binding.
I quilted this using freehand quilting but in straight lines, to give a bit more of an organic look to the quilt, rather than using my walking foot. Each cross is quilted in an appropriate colour quilting thread. Each cross had the quilting in the opposite direction to any crosses surrounding it.
When taking the photos Eli helped and at the end Jakob told me to take a photo of Eli too so he did not miss out. I love his compassion.
Linking to FNSI - finally!!! and other parties here.