While I was cleaning out my sewing room a couple of weeks ago I came across some batik pieces that I had purchased at the Quilt Show several years ago. The colors went perfectly with a blue plaid shirt I had recently purchased at a thrift store.
I placed the large piece on the back of the shirt. I selected 2 small pieces and appliqued them to the front of the shirt. I did blanket stitching with brown embroidery thread around the 2 front pieces.
I was inspired by a plaid shirt that I saw in a Soft Surroundings' catalog. That shirt had flowers on the back but the front was only plaid. I thought the shirt would look better if some of the design from the back were repeated on the front. So, that's how I made mine.
Shoot! I can't believe I forgot to take before photos. Oh well, it's easy to imagine the shirt minus the appliques.