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Thread: Memory Quilt

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    I figured I would share this photo since I came here to ask some questions for guidance in making this.

    It's a quilt in memory of my dad who passed away last summer. This coming week would've been his 74th birthday. I have made a total of 4 so far...one for my mom and for each of my 3 brothers. I need to finish mine up this week.

    The squares in the middle were all pieces from some of his shirts, pjs, etc. The denim around the edge all came from his jeans. It's backed with navy flannel.

    These were the first quilts I have ever made. Really, there is nothing technically right with the pattern or design. But for intents and purposes, it came out perfect to me.

    Memory Quilt
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    I meant to say thanks for the help I rec'd. It was on this board that I found out about using Land's End sheets for the backing. Someone here also suggested doing the denim around the edges to off the differences in weight with the different materials.

    Thanks!

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    That turned out great what a wonderful memory quilt!!!

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    That is SO special. I made my avatar from my late husband's shirts and ties. I'm using more shirts to make quilts for my 2 daughters. I used some of his hankies to make the girls wallhangings of trains since he had been a train engineer. It's all for the memories.

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    Love your quilt. What a great ideal.

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    Wow, I love your memory quilt!

    Karen

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    That is a wonderful quilt. What a great way to remember dad. When you wrap up in that quilt it will be like a hug from him.

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    so sorry to hear about your dad that is a beatiful idea and a beatiful quilt

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    A great quilt to remember your dad.

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    sorry to hear you lost your dad and what a nice keepsake for you to remember him by!

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    This is beautiful! You have the special meaning that many of us have forgotten about quilting expressed perfectly! Keep up the great work & thanks for putting the reason for quilting back in our minds & hearts! Dawn

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    Sew sorry to hear about the loss of your DF, but love the idea of a memory quilt. Great job!

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    That is a great quilt! You can wrap yourself in his love for ever!

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    What beautiful reminders you have created for your Mom and brothers.

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    There's a lot of love in it and thats what counts. I'm sorry for your loss.

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    Thanks for sharing and caring. He is well loved by a loving family. Bless you.

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    What a great memory quilt. Your family is blessed to have you.

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    i'm so sorry about your dad . it brought tears to my eyes. i just love your quilt, it reminds me of my father, he always wore jeans and a plaid shirt right up til his death @ 87. that is a beautiful patchwork quilt, and exactly how they are supposed to look, usually with no rhyme or reason. keep up the good work!

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    I'm sorry about you father. The quilts are a great way to remember him. It's so nice for you to make them for your whole family. What about the sheets for the back, from Land's
    End? I didn't hear about that. Thanks. for your help.

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    This is so cool! I wish I would have thought of this when my Dad died. But I was busy at the time teaching school, raising foster kids. and training a puppy.

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