Thursday, February 7, 2013

Another memory quilt

Now that January is over and the rush at work is pretty much over I can get back to what I love....
quilting and sewing and being creative.
I went on my very first retreat and had an absolutely wonderful time, so wonderful I forgot to take pictures.  I did start and finish DH Christmas quilt, still not quilted, but a flimsy.
A friend at work lost his mother and father last year within 6 months.  I offered to make him a memory quilt when his mother passed away, but he never found the right time to ask his father for some of his mother's clothes.  Then when his father passed he wanted me to make one quilt from both of their clothes.
I had a hard time coming up with any ideas, the clothes he brought was... well not the best selection for a quilt. The other problem I had was there were 9 children, an uneven number.  I like for memory quilts to have a story, so I had to come up with something.  I didn't take any pictures before I loaded it on the frame, wish I had so I could see the whole quilt while quilting.  Live and learn.

Just a few pictures of the quilting so far..
I purchased a few
of Judi's templates,
and used one on this quilt.
Well, better get back to work having fun and finish this one, I have several more to work on. 

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