Friday, October 26, 2012

What would you do...

...with a large pile of old uniforms?
 
 
 
Here sits my son's old Army uniforms.  When he was getting out of the Army last May
I asked him if I could have some of his old uniforms and this is what I got.  I want to make
a quilt out of them but I haven't been able to come up any good ideas yet. 
 
So I'm looking for ideas and inspiration.  Got any?
 
Simple, complex, colorful, muted, pieced, appliqued...it doesn't matter. 
I want to hear your ideas.  What would you do with a pile of old uniforms?
 
 
P.S.  I haven't been sewing a lot lately but I'll try to post again soon with
something more interesting that a pile of clothes.

8 comments:

Sewgreen said...

Could you piece it with squares of his favorite color? Similar to a checkerboard?

swopester said...

http://suedaurio.blogspot.com/2012/01/first-finish-of-2012-for-very-special.html

You should check out this Bonnie Hunter quilt made with old uniforms and patches. That would be pretty special and not too feminine.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I would probably get some flannel and make a ragg quilt. I guess it depends on how you want it to be used. Rugged use, picnics and football games? Or a bed quilt? Been missing your posts! Have a good weekend. :-)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You should check what Sue did:

http://suedaurio.blogspot.com/2012/01/first-finish-of-2012-for-very-special.html

Colleen said...

I love this log cabin quilt made from camo http://www.americanquiltery.com/memoryquilts.html#

Jennifer Gail said...

I've seen a book called Deploy That Fabric. Maybe you could google it and find it. It had some neat ideals.

Sharon said...

http://www.bumblebeansinc.com/quilts/
go to this link and click on commission Look for the eagles. Just an idea, looking at this might jump start your creativity

Bonnie said...

You could do a large applique of the unit patch of his military unit in the center. I know my husband would love it if I did that for him