My friend asked me to make a twin sized quilt from her father-in-law's shirts. I've seen this done before, but hadn't done it myself. She gave me 14 shirts, mostly longsleeve. I cut the shirts up into 6 inch squares and made half square triangles trying to put a light with a dark. This was not my initial layout of the squares, it was Myra who suggested making the diamonds. I guess I just wasn't on my game that day. I'm so glad for friends who can help when you're having an off day!
My friend's husband requested I put his dad's cattle brand on the quilt somewhere. I was going to print it on on fabric, but with this pattern that wasn't going to work. Applique was the second suggestion, but I don't do that well I told her. It's still not professional, but I did practice on a couple scrap pieces before figuring out to add some stabilizer to the back. It's all thread since the pieces were so small.