Friday, 20 September 2013


Manly quilt on the "design floor"
 There may be some of you out there who are now going to say:"Hang on a minute, didn't make one of these before?"
 I would have answer with a yes, a bit like this. Oh all right, a lot like this one. I called it the man quilt. This one is called the Manly quilt. See totally different.
It turns out that my father is in love with his Monochrome quilt and it needs a wash. I have made this quilt top out of his old shirts and some of my husband's old shirts.

It turns out they have very similar taste in shirts. If anything father is less conservative with his choice of shirts. 

The quilt back is going to be this lovely soft flannel. My mother found it lurking at the back of her fabric cupboard. If memory serves her my grandmother bought it in the 50's or 60's to make pyjamas for my grandfather out of. There is a whole bolt of flannel. I know my Grandfather was tall but that is just optimistic.
Fingers crossed I can get this quilt basted and quilted by the end of next week.


  1. I love the way this is going. I have been collecting shirts, but we don't seem to get through them fast enough!

  2. I love using flannel for a backing. It gives the quilt an extra measure of cozy. You've really re-purposed these shirts well! Very nice.