Retirement Gift

I’ve worked with Liz for more than 10 years so a special gift for her retirement was a must.  I had six shirts selected for the Seven Shirts + Seven Steps quilt for more than 3 or 4 years (seriously marinating this one!)  It’s exactly the kind of quilt Liz would appreciate as she’s into recycling, reusing and upcycling.  In the years since I pulled the six shirts, I’ve thrifted quite a few more so I wasn’t surprised I was finally able to find the perfect seventh shirt!  I followed the pattern exactly except for the layout…I arranged the blocks so the light snowball blocks are in diagonal rows vs alternating like the pattern shows.

The Front

Excuse the quilt holders….there was some silliness going on as these pictures were taken at the end of the party!  That’s not Liz btw, it’s Emily-thanks Emily 🙂

The Back

I like the back maybe more than the front 😉  I finished this Dec 29, 2017 and I’ll admit to still be sewing down the binding during the party 😉  Yes, a slight miss on the deadline for this one!

I’m currently looking for another good combo of seven shirts as I’d like to make another one to keep 🙂

Happy Quilting, Cherie

3 thoughts on “Retirement Gift

  1. Omigosh – I want one of these — I need to pull that pattern from online source and start looking for shirts. I LOVE the scrappy back — totally awesome. Way to go, Cherie — Lucky Liz!!

  2. I absolutely love your fabric palette! So pretty together. You definitely have an eye for combining shirts. I’m sure you’ll find another seven to your liking in your awesome stash of them!

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