Memory Quilts

This last month I created several memory quilts for a few customers. From T-shirt quilts to baby clothes to the clothes from a lost loved one, each one has it’s place.

A few years ago I was commissioned by my cousin to make a quilt for her daughter with the T-shirts she collected throughout grade school. Last year my cousin’s friend contacted me to make a quilt with her daughter’s shirts. The 2 girls went to school together and several shirts were familiar but both quilts were unique. I completed the second quilt this month and the Mom was very happy. 🙂

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The sashing has dots in all colors. And those shirts that were too small, I framed with the fabric from the back to make them the same size of the rest of the shirts.IMG_6517

I ran out of room on the front so I added the tie-dye shirt on the back.

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The next 2 quilts were commissioned by a customer that found me through Etsy. Her brother had passed away a few years ago and wanted a couple memory quilts made, one for herself and one for her parents.IMG_6537

I used batik as the sashing and borders. IMG_6540

The squares were cut from jeans and shirts from the loved one that had passed away.IMG_6541Each quilt was to have a quote, the first one had “In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.

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Here is the second quilt for the same color. I used a green batik instead of blue.IMG_6543

Again the squares are from his clothing. The sashing varies in size from 1″ on the outside rows, to 2″ and then 3″ in the middle.IMG_6544

This quilt has the following quote: No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. BuddhaIMG_6546

The last quilt that I finished this month was made of those precious baby clothes that a mother can’t part with.IMG_6549

These are fun, as you can fussy cut out the special items of each piece. IMG_6553

If you look closely, you can find buttons and rosettes, ribbons and pockets.

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The back was pieced with the crib dust ruffle and additional yardage.

Each quilt, different in look and design, but each filled with love and memories.

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