Sunday, February 24, 2013

This close

I am this close (I know you can't see my fingers held almost together) to finishing my friend's memory quilt.  A little background...My friend at work lost his parents within 6 months of each other.  I had offered to make him a memory quilt from his mother's clothing.  He was hesitant about asking his father.  Then about six months later his father past away.  He asked me if I would make him one quilt out of both of their clothing. 
Not finished completely, hopefully will finish tonight, but I can't stand it any longer.  You can click on the picture to see them better.
I always try and make a memory quilt special.  I like for them to tell a story about the person.
The two touching stars in the middle represent his parents, touching and sharing two points.
The nine smaller stars present their children (yes , nine kids)

His mother passed away in the spring.
What represents spring more than a daffodil.
His father passed away in the fall.
When the leaves fall to the ground.
They were married 56 years. They married in 1956 and was married 56 years.  I thought that was kind of special.
They were devoted Christians.

His father loved and raised horses.

They were love birds.
They were the Salyers.
I know I have to fix that "r"
The children's names are around the center of the quilt, my battery died so no more pictures outside.
The quilting showed up much better in the pictures outside.
I'll take more before I give it to him.
I am so excited for him to see it.
I think it tuned out beautiful and I hope he thinks the same.
A lot of work, thread and bobbins.
More on the details next time.


  1. I don't know where to start! The quilting is exquisite. The way in which you honored his parents was so touching. What a lovely gift. You should so proud of your beautiful tribute quilt.

  2. Diane, that is so amazing! Your memory quilts are always special, but this one takes the cake... the quilting is awesome. I really need to come spend some time with you and learn a little bit about how you do that so well! Whoop whoop!!

  3. Beautiful job! Thanks for all the ideas on quilting you have on this lovely quilt.