September 1, 2014

Memory Quilt Tops are finished

No idle hands, here!  I received these 22 dress shirts in late June; I'd been commissioned to make two memory quilts for a young widow and her 6 year old daughter.  It took almost a month to come up with the designs for the two quilts.  I felt these were two very important quilts and I wanted the customers to be involved.

The mom chose this pinwheel design with three borders.  Yesterday I finished putting the borders on the main body of the quilt top.  I mitered the corners, to have the borders "flow" with the pinwheels.

I was lucky that only one tennis court was being used, because I had to enter a court, in order to have the sun shine on the quilt top, not thru it.

To refresh your memory, this is the daughter's quilt top.  Now, I'm off to work on the quilt back for the pinwheel quilt.
May your bobbins always be full,


  1. What treasures you have made....excellent job!

  2. What a special quilt and terrific idea. We are just finishing up a memory bear made from a few shirts we were sent. I'll be posting about it soon. I like your quilt idea though. That will be something to treasure for sure.


Thank you for commenting! I enjoy replying to all comments that have an email address attached. If you are not on Blogger please include an email address within your comment--then I can say hi back!

Happy Quilting!