T-shirt memory quilt

Every year I make about 6 t-shirt quilts.  They are each unique.  I love to puzzle the t-shirts and other memorabilia together to create a keepsake.  Last December I made one in memory of a young man who died.  It was a gift from two grieving parents to their other son.  The entire experience was a blessing to me.  I felt honored to be chosen by this couple to cut up and create a quilt.  I have not have the unfortunate experience of losing a child.  I don’t know how I would feel, first going through the t-shirts, ties, photos, memorabilia and selecting items to honor his memory.

I received many items.  I am so thankful to my husband for helping me to build a design wall in my studio. This really helps when designing a memory quilt.

I start by laying out the items on the floor.

WP_20141120_16_13_58_Pro Next step is to iron on an interfacing to the back of each item.

WP_20141120_13_57_45_ProI printed out some photos on to Printed Treasurers paper.

Next is to trim items and put them on my design wall.

WP_20141124_10_38_48_ProI found fabric with musical notes and trumpets and clarinets on it.  What a lucky find!

Here’s the final quilt…

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I have some pretty remarkable customers. Thanks for the opportunity to share this with so many!

Enjoy every moment!

Linda

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About inspiredlayerslinda

I have been quilting for more than 18 years. I am an Island Batik Ambassador for 2017. I enjoy the challenge of designing new quilt patterns with this very special batik fabric collection. I joined Toastmasters to find my voice and learn to share my quilts and stories with others.
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