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Thread: From shirt to wall hanging today.

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    From shirt to wall hanging today.

    My father in law died this week rather unexpectedly (though he was chronically ill). We were cleaning out his home when I came across his plaid shirts (he always wore them). I had each of his kids pick a shirt so I could make each a memory wall hanging. I have the first done This morning this was a plaid shirt. (3 to go) The backing is from a sheet set he had, he loved fishing.

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    What a nice rememberance for the kids. So nice of you to do that for them.
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    Very nice, love your work

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    Very, very pretty. Your work is perfection.

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    what a thoughtful gift and a spectacular wall hanging.

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    That is very nice of you to do, and I'm sure they will be appreciated!

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    ​Well done!

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    That plaid worked really well for that wall hanging.

    Nice remembrances that you are making.

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    Sorry for your loss. This is very pretty and I know that it will be appreciated. You are a fast worker.
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    Pretty sweet - and fish and lures on sheets? where on earth did he find those???
    Nice job matching the plaids.

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    Stunning!

    A lovely tribute.

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    love what you did for that center medallion
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    Beautiful memorial.
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    Awesome job Kass!!!

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    I’m sorry to hear about you father-in-law Kassaundra. Your wall quilts are a beautiful and thoughtful way to remember him and this first one is spectacular.

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    Thats a beautiful way to remember him. Lovely work. Im sorry for your loss.

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    Wonderful memory and treasure for his children. How nice of you to do this for them. Your block is great and the backing is so cute and will be a forever gift.

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    That's a beautiful tribute wall hanging. I'm sure the family will treasure those. So sorry to hear of your loss.
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    What a lovely tribute. It is amazing how the plaid creates such a lovely design.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kassaundra View Post
    My father in law died this week rather unexpectedly (though he was chronically ill). We were cleaning out his home when I came across his plaid shirts (he always wore them). I had each of his kids pick a shirt so I could make each a memory wall hanging. I have the first done This morning this was a plaid shirt. (3 to go) The backing is from a sheet set he had, he loved fishing.

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    Kassaundra, I am completely blown away by how you matched/fussy cut the plaid fabric to get such a stunning wall hanging out of plaid shirts. Could you share how you did that? This first wallhanging is beautiful and I am sure all the family members will appreciate such a nice remembrance of your FIL. So sorry for your loss.

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    Perfect piecing...and a generous heart. Thanks for sharing.
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    Very thoughtful memorial. These will be cherished.

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    Beautiful wall hanging, His kids will love them.

    You are so talented.

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    These will be cherished memories! Beautiful work!

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    Wonderful pattern for the plaid shirt...amazing job piecing it, and great idea for backing! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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