Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Memorial Quilt

This week my sister-in-law and her husband picked up the memorial quilt I made for my mother-in-law.  And brought it to Arizona with them.  It was made for my husbands youngest brother who passed away suddenly about 2 years ago.  She had asked me to make the quilt for her.  She brought me his sheriff shirts and a shirt from when he was a county jailer, and a few kaki pants.  Not much to work with.  But it would be nice to feature his shirt badges in a quilt.  I took a couple shirts from my father-in-law's closet.  And raided my homespun collection.  Thought about what to do for 4 or 5 months.  Then finally cut into his clothes and started in.  She called me last night right after she received it.  A very tear filled phone call.  Here's a few pictures of the quilt.

The pictures where taken before I completed the binding.  I struggled with how to label the quilt was going to have it machine embroidered but thought it would look to boughten.  Then found a cross stitch on line app and printed out a pattern.    Think it stays with the homespun feel of the quilt.


Little Penpen said...

How beautiful; you did a beautiful job for your mother in law.

Anonymous said...

Hi there! Lovely job, nice to have a post from you!