When I was first given the materials for this quilt I was a little scared. I had no idea how to make this pile of shirts into a beautiful quilt for the family.
The lady who wore these shirts used to be the mayor of our town. With every Memorial Quilt I make – I feel so privileged that the families entrust me with their loved ones clothes.
Preparing for this quilt took a long time – in ladies shirts there are many more darts and seams that in a typical mans shirt. Some of the shirts were made of very sheer fabric and they all needed interfacing. I use the lightest interfacing I can find – I like ‘ ‘
I quilted this quilt on my new Fusion – Freddie using a design I call an ‘octopus flower’. I loaded this quilt on day 5 of having this new machine which was either brave or foolish. Perhaps both.