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Memory quilt from shirts

Old 05-31-2021, 03:24 PM
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My husbands baby brother died , losing his battle with cancer, April 27th. A day or two after the funeral, my sister in law Jenny, asked if I would make her a quilt from his western shirts. So...this is it. Most of his shirts had stripes and usually had a red or burgundy in the stripe. Jenny wanted just plain squares blocked off, so I bought the red blended for the sashing and blue blended 108inch for the cornerstones and backing. I felt it was too busy trying to put the squares together because of all the stripes. Also, Jenny didnít want to sash with a lighter color and since the squares were mostly dark I went bright with the sashing, so you could see some division. It is 90 inches x 96 and I just stipple/ free motion quilted. I used a dark gray thread. She has not seen it yet, but I plan on giving her this on Fathers Day. I also made something for the daughters and will give them all that day since it will be a hard day for them. Maybe this will give them all a little happiness on their first Fatherís Day without him.
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Old 05-31-2021, 03:48 PM
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I am sure she will love. It is beautiful.
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Old 05-31-2021, 04:12 PM
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Great memory quilt!
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Old 05-31-2021, 06:30 PM
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Very nice.

Truly a labor of love !
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Old 06-01-2021, 01:54 AM
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You did an amazing job !
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What a beautiful meaningful gift that will bring her comfort and loving memories of her husband. You did an fantastic job and I know she will appreciate all love that went into making it for her.
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Old 06-01-2021, 03:47 AM
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You did a great job figuring out how to deal with all the stripes. Your quilting is so nice! Jenny will love it for sure!
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That quilt will mean so much to your sister in law.
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Old 06-01-2021, 05:37 AM
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Toogie, that's not only beautiful but such a nice thing to do. I lost my Dad on the eve of Father's day. Talk about hard
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Wow, that is nice!
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