In addition to her beautiful star quilt, Betty continues to work on this one, the name of which I don't even know. From this strip it looks like a bowtie pattern but it's more random than that. Made from repurposed wool shirts and blouses that once belonged to mom and dad, it will not only be extremely toasty, it will be a lovely memory quilt.
I'd forgotten some of the plaids but it's fun to see them all again mixed in with the solids.
It is predominantly hand sewn except when she adds the little black floral triangle pieces. Because those seams are on the bias she's putting them together by machine to avoid unnecessary stretching and fraying.
The photos don't do the floral fabric justice at all. It is a rich, almost Jacobean print and was once a lovely skirt and I think maybe a scarf as well. It sets off the solids and prints of the other fabric beautifully. Love that turquoise plaid.
Mom was incredibly good with stretching a dollar and loved to see things get well used so she would be thrilled to know that all of these shirts will have a beautiful second life, thanks to Betty's creative hands....M