more t-shirt and memory quilts
Here are a few of the cool quilt tops that I have completed for Patchwork Memories which is closing up shop. But my shop is still open, what better way to preserve your memories for generations to come. These quilts were made from baby, men's and women's clothing to t-shirts and men's ties.
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What is more American than baseball? Well, maybe Mom and apple pie would qualify.
Take a look at this great t-shirt quilt that I made for a young man in college who has played baseball since he was a small dude.
finished memory quilt
I finished the baby clothes memory quilt and it has gone to its new home. I really enjoyed working on it and I appreciate my client trusting me to use my creative license..... and I am so happy that she loved it. I had two backing fabrics that I liked; it was a hard decision but I went with the blue.
I had it up on my design wall for a few weeks and I found it so pleasing to look at. I am now missing it...oh well, on to the next project.
I named this quilt Beginnings:
I finished the top of the baby memory quilt and have been looking for the perfect fabric for the backing. With all the quilt/fabric stores in this area I didn't think it would be so hard. But after looking at three stores I found just what I was looking for at Quilts Like Crazy in Wake Forest. The backing fabric picks up the brown, blue and beige colors from the top in a nice vine pattern.
Here are a few pics:
I have started making a quilt for a client using her son's baby clothes. The other day she brought over a box filled with infant outfits which were mostly made of knit fabric. I had fun sorting through the clothes to pick what I thought were the cutest. After washing and drying them without a dryer sheet (which can interfere with the fusing of the interfacing, that you need to stabilize the knit fabric), it was time to cut away. At first I felt bad cutting up perfectly good clothing, but it is a good way to recycle, as well as make a lovely future heirloom. I decided to concentrate on blues and browns, and because it is for the mother, I am trying to make it less busy and less cutesy (if that is possible when using cute little teddy bears, etc!) I am also using the pants pockets when I can, where I will place fun little surprises.
Here is where I am so far:
I was asked by a friend to make a quilt out of aprons that she has won from cooking competitions. I said I would give it a try, and was surprised when I saw she had over 25 aprons with various food logos on them.
Well, I wasn't quite sure that to do with them. The aprons are mostly red, white or blue, so I had my color pallette. My biggest challenge was to not make it look too busy. I wanted to have places for the eye to rest.
So,I started off with the center "what's for dinner" block and took off from there.
It's not finished yet, but here is a picture of a sample apron, and what I have made so far.