17 May

I was looking for some fabric a week or so ago and while rooting through the cupboard a bag of paper pieced shirts fell out. Rather than put them back in I decided to get them out and make a plan for a gift for Tobit’s birthday.

I pulled out 4 that I thought he would like and sashed them with some Kona Torch:

IMG_8262 (1)I quilted with Aurifil 1158 40 weight, it’s a steely grey and contrasts well with the bright orange.

I made 2 of these shirts the other two were from the All Shirts swap that May Chappell organised.  This shirt was made by Cynthia Lees from North Carolina: IMG_8264

and this one was made by Shannon Poe from Oregon:

IMG_8289I put a zip in the back and covered it with a flap, the backing fabric is left over from backing Siblings Together quilt last year:IMG_8268

It’s bound with Kona medium grey; grey is Tobit’s favourite colour and I felt it pulled all the greys in each block together:

IMG_8267And I can’t finish this without a close-up of my favourite shirt: IMG_8287

Amazingly this is a tick off my 2nd quarter FAL list, I’ve not used all the shirts from the swap but this is progress!

2016 FAL
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3 Replies to “Shirts

  1. This turned out great – love the use of the Kona Torch – perfect. I’m visiting on behalf of the FAL hosting team – thanks so much for joining us!

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