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Thread: Hubbys Birthday 'Memory' quilt from his dads shirts... Now I need help with....

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    Super Member luvTooQuilt's Avatar
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    Heres the quilt top I made for my hubby.. finished construction of the top in three days ( took a day to DE-construct the flannel shirts.. ) I ended up using pellon on the shirts as some were worn and super stretchy.. I HIGHLY recommend using something to stabilize it.. it was a major pain without it... it made it a lil thicker and a lil bit stiffer but after a few times thru the wash it'll be nice and comfy cozy.. I machine pieced it on my baby lock until it started acting up then i used my pfaff for the border- it too was acting up as well. They are both in need of a good cleaning.. Not sure how im going to quilt it as of yet, might just tie it.. This will be for his birthday. He lost his dad a few months ago and of course its never easy losing a loved one, let alone a parent...he lost his mom 3 yrs ago to cancer, then his dad passes earlier this year, so needless to say things are a lil rough for him these days.. Well i decided to use his fathers flannel shirts, cut out and used the pockets too when I could.. made a simple block with red cornerstones.. I know its busy but i wanted to use his dads shirts and thats what i had on hand.. But now for the hard part, I want to enclose a lil poem with the top.. Do any of you have Any suggestions for the 'perfect wording' for my letter and/or poem that i want to enclose with the quilt?
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    very nice
    Marilee

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    great job...it is a treasure for your husband...thanks for sharing

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    What a beautiful treasure for your husband!

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    Oh, and don't you love those pockets, still on.

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    Your quilt is awesome. I know it will be a great comfort to your husband. We lost our 50-year-old son to melanoma in January. His wife would not let anyone touch his clothes or empty out the closet he used. I offered to make her a quilt using his shirts and jeans, and she brought me a whole load of his clothes. I loved making the quilt--it was comforting to me to handle the things he wore so often. I have sent it to my friend to be machine-quilted, but when I get it back I will post a picture. I think it is a lovely idea, and an actual "security blanket" for those dear ones left behind. Good job, LTQ!

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    Love the pocket on there also. Outstanding quilt, don't see many men quilts, thank you for sharing.

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    www.familyfriendpoems.com

    They have lots of wonderful poems

    Quilt is beautiful. He will love it.

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    I think it is fabulous!!!

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    Beautiful quilt and memories

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