The hexagons in this quilt are all made from men's shirts that I collected and cut up into 2-1/2" strips. A few were my husband's dress shirts that he no longer wore, and some I bought at yard sales. I refused to pay more than $1 per shirt. I tried to collect a variety of colors, stripes, and plaids. If you are thinking this sounds like a good idea that you'd like to try yourself, please be warned that it is a lot of work washing, ironing, cutting up shirts. Opening up a jelly roll of fabric is much easier!!!
This is actually the second quilt that I made from these fabrics. I made one for my dad (you'll see a picture of that below) with all the same fabrics and had enough left over for a second quilt.
Below is the quilt I made for my dad back in 2011. The pattern is from the same Sizzlin' Sixties book, "Oh My Stars," which is on the cover of the book. I didn't have the longarm back then, so I free motion quilted it on my Janome. I love this pattern and actually have fabric to make another one.
Have you finished anything up this week? I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. I wish you all a Happy New Year filled with lots of creative sewing. Thanks for stopping by!