On this terribly chilly morning, I'm so glad I didn't put our beast of a quilt away during the recent warm front. 70 degrees down to below 30... spring in Indiana is such a tease!
I made this blanket about a year and a half ago. My husband's grandma gave us all these flannel and corduroy shirts -- 7 or 8 in all -- from his late grandpa, and Rusty was not going to wear them. I thought they looked like the perfect mix for a cabin-y quilt. Plus, we needed a blanket that two adults could cuddle under without tugging back and forth.
The back is navy micro-fleece, no batting, sewn up pillowcase style, then just tied together with cotton yarn. It's SUPER heavy, but so great on cold days. I'm pretty much the only one who likes the kitschy aesthetics of it, but no one can resist its snuggle power!
*tip: if you're looking for shirts to do a quilt like this, don't dismiss one that is pilled on the outside. Look on the inside... it's usually not pilled at all, and the coloring will probably be the same because plaids are typically woven.