"Lots of Pockets"
I finished up these two which are made out of pockets from my dad's shirts. I had set the pockets aside when I made the set of shirts quilts that I made from dad's shirts for us kids, my mom and some of the grands. I didn't have enough shirts to make every single grandchild a quilt. Mom and dad have 19 and then there are the 5 kids and mom.
I did stretch the shirts a lot by using some added fabrics from sashing or bandana or cowboy boot fabric.
I decided not to get fancy with these, but rather, just to get these done!
So how did I do them? I just cut out each pocket with 8.5" squares. Because of that, sometimes they weren't centered as I couldn't get the full 8.5" if I had centered them. Sometimes I even had to add a bit to the corner of some of them - I sort of patched the 8.5" with a piece to make a 8.5" square.
Then I sashed them simply, added a not-so-simple cornerstone, and added a border. I used poly batting which should hold up fine even with this minimal quilting.
I quilted with straight line quilting, washed and called them done. They will be heading back to the states for grandkids of my dad - not sure which ones yet.
Aren't they cool? Simple - but nice. I'd think any of the grands would like one!
If you are curious, here is the whole series of quilts I made from my dad's shirts. He passed away in July of 2015.
I did write up the pattern and put it on the free patterns page. Just look for "Lots of Pockets".
Have a great day, wherever you are reading this!