Another thing that has been taking my time lately is working on a few memory quilts for a friend. She saw the four quilts I made from my grandfather's shirts and asked if I would be willing to do the same for her using her late husband's shirts that she saved.
The chevron and HST quilt each measure 48 inches, and will go to her two granddaughters. I chose a pattern using HST's for both of them, because I wanted each to be slightly different, but look like a set.
The third quilt is a little larger, measuring 54" x 57," and is for my friend, herself. I incorporated all of the pocket logos in the quilt for her.
The trickiest part of these quilts was finding a pattern that wouldn't waste too much fabric, since there were only 17 shirts. My friend primarily wanted the two quilts for her granddaughters, and the third was to be made only if I had enough fabric. I am so glad I was able to make this third one for her, and have it be such a generous size.
This is the first time I have worked on more than one quilt in tandem. When I finish, I'll have to decide whether I prefer my usual one at a time method, or if this is faster and easier. We shall see!
Okay, time to check out some of the fantastic highlights from last week's party! Let's rock and roll!
Diana at Red Delicious Life showed off her newly finished scrappy string quilt. I love all of the bright, happy fabrics!
This turquoise and purple beauty from Jess at Quilty Habit is a stunner!
and I love this Dogwood Blossom quilt from Michelle of From Bolt to Beauty!
Okay, y'all! I can't wait to see what's going on in your sewing space this week!
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