Thursday, August 2, 2012

Memory Quilt

I recently completed a quilt top and quilt back made from clothing of a friend of mine, who died in 2011.  This, and a second quilt I'll make, will be for her family.  I've never made anything of this size out of clothing before, so that was a little bit challenging.  But it all turned out ok.  I actually included some seam lines and parts of pockets in the fabric squares.



Here is a  little closer photo.  I chose this pretty blue batik to border the quilt.  I'm going to sew a couple of special buttons onto the quilt top, too.



And here is the back.  I used the pretty batik fabric for most of it, then added a strip of solid blue close to one side.



Within that strip is a small emblem from a special t-shirt.  I simply put some fusible on the back to stabilize the knit, then treated it like any other fabric.



To figure out the correct fabric measurements for piecing the quilt back, I use precise drafting equipment and procedures in order to get everything to come out to the right size.  You can see that in the photo below.


4 comments:

  1. Thanks, Teresa! It felt so good to make it.

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  2. Oh Jan, what a marvelous tribute. It's lovely on so many levels!

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  3. Thank you, Harmony!. It was a joy to sew.

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