In June, I was contacted by a young widow in Chicago about making a memory quilt for her from her husbands' dress shirts. After some discussion, she decided to have me make two quilts, one for here and one for her 6 year old daughter. She decided on a pinwheel design with 3 borders, for herself. I think this is the best memory quilt!
The quilting design is called Target by Ann and the thread is Blue Mist. The finished quilt size is 61.5 x 77.75 inches.
Her husband's favorite color was blue, so I used a lot of blue in the quilt back and the binding. For the back I used one sleeve from 12 of the dress shirts, dissected with a blue inset. Not only will she be wrapped in his shirts, but also in his arms.
Here are both quilts and below is a photo of all the shirts I started with.
May your bobbins always be full,