Framed Shirts Quilts: Twin and Full Finish!

I’m headed to Quilt Market in Houston today! At first, I felt a little overwhelmed by taking this trip in my third trimester, but it will be worth it to see friends and take it all in. Stash Books is also hosting a book signing for me on Saturday morning, and I have some other fun things scheduled. I’ll share lots of pics!

Framed Shirts Quilt

Earlier this year, Julie contacted me to see if I’d like to take on a special quilting project. The idea was to make twin- and full-size quilts for her two boys using shirts as the fabric. She provided the shirts and some additional coordinating fabrics, and I set out from there!

Framed Shirts Quilt

My intention was to make these quilts using Elizabeth‘s pattern from Modern Bee. I got the block centers done (all 28 of them!), and then decided to leave off the triangle corners and go with a simple sashing instead.

Full and Twin - Framed Shirts Quilts

I made the quilts larger by adding wide borders. The striped print is Anna Maria Horner Mixed Signals and I used Kona Nightfall for the dark blue sashing and Kona Chocolate for the top and bottom borders of the full-size quilt. I free-motion quilted the sashing and quilted an “X” through each of the blocks, tracing both inside and outside of the outer squares.

Framed Shirts Quilt

Because I was making two quilts at a time, I worked on this project over
several months, and I hated to keep Julie waiting! But as it always
does, life happens, and I finally got to deliver the quilts in person to her this October.

Having started the project in March, this does seem a little silly, now
that I think about it. But, I bet some of you could have me beat! 

Do you
have any WIPs that have taken longer than 8 months? What’s the longest
you’ve ever sat on a quilting project?


I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!