Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Turning Blah Into Wow!

Back in February, Sheryll showed us a grocery bag full of men's shirts. Rather dull men's shirts, at that. They belonged to a relative of a relative of hers who had recently lost their father. And even though Sheryll did not really know this man, because she was known to the relative as a quilter, she was asked if she would make a quilt of the deceased's shirts. (Whew! Is that clear? Or not?)

Here is the post to explain it all a bit more, and to show the rather uninspiring pile of shirts. Hopefully that recap will bring you up to speed on the history of the endeavor.

Now take a look at the miracle Sheryll worked on those shirts! Is this not a masterpiece?? It is a lovely way to keep something of a loved one's belongings. How dear this quilt will be to the family, you know?


Sheryll even mitered the corners of those lovely borders, making even more special. Inspires a person, doesn't it? It just goes to show that clever color placement and simple designs can work wonders with dull fabrics.



I'm taking all this inspiration upstairs, and I'm getting busy on something!!
Happy Quilting, Friends!

 

2 comments:

Betty Lou said...

What a beautiful remembrance to have of someone you loved.

QuiltSue said...

That's lovely. I'll bet your friend's relative's relative (did I get that right?) is thrilled with it.