George’s Shirt Pocket ::: A quilt.

19 Aug

Friends of our family just had a little boy named George.  And, I cannot wait to meet him!

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For George’s quilt, I used men’s dress shirts, cut them to 6 inch squares to be 5.5 inches, finished.  I, then, pieced them together to form a simple, diagonal pattern.

I wanted to mimic the simpleness of the pattern with the quilting, so I quilted parallel rows on each side of the seams.  When I made Sophie Rose‘s quilt, I quilted in the ditch.  For my first time, it was all I had the confidence for, but I wasn’t totally in love with the look.  I also quilted through the Minky backing.  This time I wanted to try something different.  So, I quilted through the top and a batting, and then sewed the quilt section to the Minky backing. This also eliminated the need for binding.   I am very, very pleased with the final result.

I used a white Minky fabric from Joann’s for the backing with a stripe of blue & white gingham down the side.

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And, for my most favorite detail:IMG_9117

a shirt pocket!

This one was a fun one to make, and I really hope George likes it!

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2 Responses to “George’s Shirt Pocket ::: A quilt.”

  1. Anna September 15, 2009 at 4:47 pm #

    George LOVES his quilt and is a very lucky little boy! It is a beautifully handcrafted piece and we shall treasure it forever. Thanks again, Katie!

  2. Jenn August 29, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

    It’s really great that people are sharing this inniamrtoof.

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