October 19, 2014

Pinwheel Memory Quilt is finished

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,

1 comment

  1. I can't decide which I like better, they both turned out wonderful. I love the part about the sleeves and being wrapped in his arms :)


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