For Christmas this year, I gave my mother a memory quilt I made from my grandmother’s clothes. I think it turned out pretty well. (That’s mom peeping over the quilt.) I really fretted over this quilt and it took me some time to get started on it. First, I needed to be in the right frame of mind to handle my precious Nana’s clothes. Second, I wasn’t sure how to proceed with clothing that was not 100% cotton. The background fabric came from my stash and was 100% cotton….Kona white, I believe, but Nana’s clothes were a cotton/poly blend. I decided to prewash my background fabric this time and finally wrestled up the courage to cut into Nana’s clothes. If I were to repeat this particular quilt, I think I would use a stabilizer on the back of clothing fabric to stiffen them up while working on this project.
Mom was very pleased with the quilt, but I fear she will never use it. She will most likely keep it wrapped in tissue paper in a box and treasure the memories behind the quilt. Oh well.
I’ll leave you with a couple more sampler blocks for my very own sampler quilt. I’m a little disappointed in the log cabin block. There isn’t enough color differentiation in the block to suit me, but I’m not going back on it now. I would have thought the aqua would have stood out from the white a bit more, but I guess the white is just too fussy. I look forward to putting these all together soon….only nine more blocks to go.
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