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Thread: Memory Quilt

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    Junior Member tcarota's Avatar
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    I have a friend that lost her 13 yr old daughter when she was killed in a car accident. She saved some of her clothing and asked me to make a quilt for her. I suggested using photos also. The clothing was tee-shirts, pajamas, gym cloths, swimsuit, pants, fleece jacket, baby sweater, socks,etc. It was challenge to say the least--using so many different fabrics and getting a color balance, I used red flannel for the backing. This was a very time consuming but worth the effort.
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    Whoops, I didn't realize the photo was not rotated. Sorry.

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    Whoops again. Sorry this is my first time posting. Here it is the right way.
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    What a wonderful thing for you to do...and it turned out fabulous! Great job and beautiful heart.

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    Its beauitful brought tears to my eyes. I'm sure her mother will treasure you always for the beauitful thing you did.

    On a happier not Welcome to the board hope to see more of your work.

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    Thank you to both of you. I'm hoping others will be inspired to attempt this. It was a surprise to be given a laundry basket of "odd" clothes to work with, and took a bit of time to figure out how to incorporate everything.

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    That's a very touching memory quilt, you've done a great job incorporating all those different fabrics into one quilt.

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    What a treasure. The family will always think of you and your kindness when they see this lovely quilt. Such a nice thing for you to do. It really looks lovely.

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    This is my first time on the quilting post board. Your memory quilt
    is beautiful. Even though it was a lot of work but you presevere.

    Well done :wink:

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    How thoughtful! This is definitely something the mother will treasure for a lifetime. It turned out very nice. Great Job!

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    tcarota, your quilt is very touching.you did a beautiful job. your friend is very lucky to have you as her friend.

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    What a wonderful and beautiful tribute tcarota. You did a fantastic job. I'm sure your friend will treasure this forever.

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    Thank you to everyone that responded to my quilt. By the way, how do I post a picture with my name? Whoops just figured it out.

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    That will bless her family! What a good friend you are!

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    That is so thoughtful of you. my nephews' fiance past away last week, she had been sick for a long time..it has just broken all our hearts. I had told the family if they would collect some of her clothes that I would make a quilt for them. Right now they are still grieving but I hope they do remember my offer.

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    What a wonderful job you did!!! You're a very special kind of friend!

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    What a wonderful thing to do for your friend. I'm sure it will bring her comfort and that she will treasure the memories in that quilt.

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    You are so awesome, the quilt is beautiful, touching, and all can see how much time, thought and love you put into each and every stitich. I am sure that the family will never forget the precious memory that you have preserved for them :D

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    tcarota, what a georgeous quilt! I have never made one, but you have given me a very good incentive to make one. you see my grandaughter passed away 3 years ago at 11 months old from brain cancer and my daughter wanted me to make her a memory quilt.

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    I'm so sorry for your loss and do hope that you do the quilt, it's a forever memory to cherish.

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    What an incredible gift you have given to your friend, not just a quilt, but a memory she can hold in her arms. Surely this beautiful quilt will be cherished.

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    Good for you to make this and good for them to get it. Great design and great job.

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    Wow!! How nice of you to do this..

    My dear GD wants me to make a memory quilt for one of her uncles on her fathers side of family, I have a bag full of all different shirts that are different fabrics too..
    Am not quite sure where to start but am looking at different way to incorporate them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcarota
    I'm so sorry for your loss and do hope that you do the quilt, it's a forever memory to cherish.
    Thank you so much, I will make it, I have to make it before I go to see the Lord. Kathy

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    that was very nice of you

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