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Thread: Helping a widow make a quilt from shirts, a blast!

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    One of my dearest friends lost her husband over a year ago. She wanted to make a quilt from his shirts. Not being a quilter she turned to her sister in law who is a expert quilter of over 30 years. She told her she couldn't make that quilt pattern and neither could my friend. My friend turned to me knowing that I had been quilting for around 8 years. And heres what we have accomplished. She bought this pattern at a LQS, something I'd never seen until she showed it to me. And I'll be darned if I'm gonna let somebody say theres no way! So heres our progress. We get together about once a week. This is her first and probably her last quilt, so she says. But we have such a good time when we're together, I hope she catches the bug!

    I told her to give me a big cheesy grin, after seeing the pic she said dont you dare put that on that quilting thing on line! How could I resist!
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    She picked out light blue sashing, I'll be quilting it when top is fininshed.
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    How adorable.

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    too too cute! I love it!

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    What a marvelous remembrance quilt. I will love seeing it finished. Good for you.

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    That is so cute. I love it.

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    Love it !

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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOO too cute!!! What's the name of the pattern?

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    Now that is a neat pattern/idea. I have never seen anything like it!!!

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    That is too cool. And she has a very pretty smile. :) You and her have done well. :)

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    Would really like the pattern of the shirts

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    How beautiful, and a pretty lady with a pretty smile.

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    how adorable, I am so lad you could help

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    Sew original. Bless you for taking the time and at least trying. Great job ladies.

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    That is such a neat idea, what memories!

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    Never say never. Both of you have done a fabulous job.

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    Nice of you to take on the challenge. It is really cute and yes, I'd like to see the pattern too.

    Quote Originally Posted by max's grandma
    Would really like the pattern of the shirts

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    So cute. Your friend is beautiful, cheesy grin and all.

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    I love that pattern. What a nice friend you are. She looks really, really happy!!

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    Fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    One of my dearest friends lost her husband over a year ago. She wanted to make a quilt from his shirts.
    I lost my husband 4 years ago (to cancer) and have his shirts boxed waiting for the right time to cut into them. This pattern is adorable. Can you provide name for it? Or better, a link to where it might be purchased? Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience.
    Nancy

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    Marvelous quilt blocks!

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    Love it!!!!

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    That is too cute. I was expecting blocks out of the fabric, not little shirts. Just too adorable

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    That has got to be the best pattern I've ever seen to create a memory quilt for a man. Yes, please post the pattern details!

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    Awesome idea

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