A friend's father passed away last month, and she wanted to make a quilt from her father's clothes as a gift for one of his grandchildren.
I recommended the "7 shirts pattern" posted on Life is a Stitch blog and she quickly sewed up the top. I promised to machine quilt it for her and finally had some time to work on it.
Quilting the inner part of the quilt went very well, but the border was challenging. The problem was that some of the fabrics were a tight weave (maybe pants?) and some were a stretchy loose weave (probably pyjamas). And the border was quite wavy in spots where the stretchy fabric was. I made some pleats to ease in extra waves but you can't really tell unless you get your eyes up close to the quilt. So I was happy with how it turned out overall.
If you look close up, she also added some pockets, and some labels from his clothing.
My friend will add a denim binding from her father's jeans, and it will be ready to be gifted at his memorial service this weekend.