Vintage Treasure #3

In previous posts, I mentioned Sandy and I are working on three vintage treasures for mom’s friend, Bea.

The third and final Vintage Treasure we are working on is an 80 x 80 inch quilt top made from flannel and corduroy shirts worn by Bea’s father.

The flannel squares were cut 6 x 6 inches and finish at 5.5 x 5.5 inches.  Some of these shirts were well worn, making it a really special quilt.  Below you can see the shirt pocket outline in the blue plaid square.

Pocket outline

This top needs a bit of TLC as many of the squares were sewn together by hand and have frayed or split apart.
Hand Sewn

I think we should be able to fix this quilt top in one day by reinforcing the hand sewn seams by machine.
Flannel fringe 1

There are so many nice flannels here and we bought solid red flannel for the backing.
Flannel fringe 2

We love this quilt and can’t wait to show you the finished project.  It’s a true family legacy.


6 thoughts on “Vintage Treasure #3

  1. piecefulwendy says:

    There’s nothing more cuddly or soothing than a flannel quilt, in my opinion. I guess growing up in SDak and those cold winters gave us a love of flannel. Funny, I haven’t made a flannel quilt in years though! I think you’ll be able to repair this one quite well.

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      I agree, nothing like snuggly flannel in the winter. I might have a hard time turning this quilt back to its rightful owner!

  2. sandradny says:

    I remember Lloyd wearing those shirts — I remember dad and Lloyd sitting at the kitchen table on a Saturday night while arguing about politics and then walking away as friends. It seems quaint now. He was a wonderful man.

  3. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Ladies! Oh, all these plaids and flannels are FABULOUS. My dad used to always wear plaid shirts – Penelton wool plaid, if I recall correctly. I wish I would have saved some and made something like this but it wasn’t meant to be. My 24-year-old self didn’t know I would take up quilting 6 years later but they were all gone by then. I know Bea will just LOVE this project, and you two really are good eggs for doing this for her. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      I must admit, I am going to have a hard time turning this quilt back to Bea and her family. Flannel is so warm and cozy and we have such fond memories of Bea’s dad. Their family was such a big part of our “growing up” years. Finishing these quilts is like a big “thank you, we love you” tribute.

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