Wednesday, August 7, 2013

{Post 1,231} Shirts Abound Top Finished

I finished the Shirts Abound top this morning.  I am going to use a new quilting design on it...I just need to learn it first!  I will be drawing and drawing and drawing until it comes easily.  It's a simple swirl pattern.  

The borders were easy, but I'm not sure I love them.  The center is so busy that this does make it calming, however.

It measures 73-1/2" x 86-1/2".  I used one shirt for the inner strip of the border.  I didn't have enough for the HSTs in the corners, so I used a similar shirt.  I had to piece several lengths of the border shirt to have enough length.  Just odd-shaped small pieces left over.  Into the string bin they go!



6 comments:

Janet O. said...

Looks good! And your border has triggered an idea in my mind for a future border.

R & E said...

I like the simplicity of this border, even though the background on the sides of the dark strip has several diff. light pieces. Good idea.

I keep thinking a plaid would be wonderful, but perhaps I'd have to START with plaid and then pick out strings to "match". Ohhhh, possibilities are endless, aren't they?

Thanks for inspiration - gotta do some thinkin'!

Teresa said...

I have enjoyed watching this quilt come into being and it is simply magnificent!

Rose said...

Love your quilt, it came together very quickly. Now I have a question for you, which Bonnie Hunter book would you recommend?

Leeanne said...

I love it! happy days with the quilting!

Ruth said...

Oh! I do love it! Can't wait until my class and I will probably make some more blocks before then, if all goes well with my airplane quilt.