What have I been working on? A memory quilt for a friend of mine using her husbands shirts. Tony passed away about 2 years ago, After 57 years of marriage she is devastated, living with a heartache no one can heal. It's a blessing that she has 5 grandchildren, 2 wonderful sons and daughter-in-laws that live close and see her often.
I offered to make a
quilt using Tony's shirts and received 5 plaid/stripe shirts along
with 7 knit shirts.
I'm using the ChunkyChurndash pattern from Bonnie Hunter, a free pattern from her blog. I
increased the blocks size to a finish 7½". Also added a few
flower printed fabrics, they seem to soften the plaids and stripes
which seemed so flat alone. I have finished all the blocks, showing
about half. I need to square up the hourglass blocks before I sew
I hope this quilt
gives her some comfort and she has sweet dreams with Tony's arms
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