I'm still mulling over a name for this quilt, as you may gather by the generic post title. Meanwhile, I finished binding it yesterday and, other than a proper name and label, it's done!
It's from a pattern called Dad's Plaids by Elsie Campbell in her book String Quilts.
It started with sewing strips of thrifted plaid shirts into a strata, then cutting that into the drunkard's path block and border pieces.
I really enjoyed making this quilt, working with such a variety of plaids, assembling light and dark strips into the strata, and pretty much every step in the process.
Quilting it, though? Well, I left that to an expert, Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. She did a wonderful job of an overall interconnected squares pattern, which you can see a little better on the back.
I think it complements the plaids very nicely!
It's hard to photograph a quilt in the house on some of the darkest days of the year.
Nevertheless, I gave it a shot (or a dozen and a half, as the case may be). I like what the "Lomo-ish" effect does in Picasa. You can really see the red and orange hot spots pop. Hmm...another quilt name idea? Hot Spots?
Norm has claimed this quilt for himself. He says it reminds him of circuit boards. I think we will have to share it, though. Maybe whoever gets to the couch first calls dibs.
This was the quilt I made during the Cross the Drunkards Path Quilt Along, so I'm linking up over at Field Trips in Fiber.