It's finished! The humdinger recycled shirts quilt is all bound and labelled and has been road tested (bed tested?) to great satisfaction.
I truly love this quilt. When I started on this shirt recycling venture, I was a little worried that I wouldn't get the scrappy thing very well, that either I would over-engineer the scrappy look (in my OCD way) so it would no longer be scrappy, or that indeed it would just look chucked together. I never seem to know how to get it right. But hooray, I think this one looks suitably randomly scrappy - you are not allowed to disagree and burst my bubble!
In spite of it being a beast to quilt, and I really mean that, I just love the resulting snuggly quilt. It's very special to us since all three of us have contributed a number of our old shirts to the making of the quilt top. Surprisingly, all of the pinks in the shirt fabrics are hubby's and son's shirts, not mine! The only new fabric in this quilt is the burgundy solid I bought to bind it with. I didn't want to go scrappy with the binding as most of the shirts left were pale and I'm not sure we own a shirt that it'd be possible to cut 9 metres of binding strips from! If you're interested, the pattern was Cluck Cluck Sew's Squares and Stripes Quilt.
Now, anyone know a good physio? My shoulders are killing me!