Thank you for all of your kind comments yesterday. I think making quilts like this help one process. I know it is silly, but cutting his shirts up was the hardest part. It was like admitting to myself that he wasn’t coming back to wear them again. Once I got through that, the piecing went pretty quickly.

This is the pantograph I’m using from Urban Elementz .

I love how this is turning out!

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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11 Responses to Progress

  1. I so wish I had done a quilt from my dad’s shirts but I failed to do so and it is too late now. I am glad you are. My heart is with you.

  2. Lea says:

    What a precious and beautiful quilt that will be treasured.

  3. Sherrill says:

    That will be a very much-loved quilt.

  4. Sharon says:

    Your mother will cherish this quilt with her husband’s shirts and her daughter’s love both in it.

  5. It came out beautifully! I love the panto you chose. Your Mom will love it.

  6. lois92346 says:

    Oh, Katy Dear. It wasn’t silly at all. Many of us, I’m sure, can certainly relate. I love your choice of layout and though it will bring fresh tears, your mom will love and cherish it.

  7. Well done…memory quilts are indeed a challenge, but one worth doing.

  8. What a wonderful quilt. Plus, love that panto.

  9. Connie Wegner says:

    What a wonderful gift this will be. It will give you and your mom comfort. It took me over a year to cut up my sister in laws clothing when she passed. Then, it took me almost another year to complete the six lap quilts I made for her small grandchildren. I could only work on them when I was in the right frame of mind. God Bless you in this process.

  10. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy,
    This is turning out wonderfully. I wish I would have thought to do that with my dad’s shirts. My mom kept them for a long time after he passed, but I wasn’t to the point of quilting then. Not meant to be. I know your mom will absolutely love this. She’ll feel closer to your dad, and all the love that you stitched into every layer. {{Hugs}} and Merry Christmas! ~smile~ Roseanne

  11. I’m sure he’d be pleased to know you are loving your mom by giving this quilt to her. Those colors are so bright and cheerful, the quilt almost seems to be smiling. It’s almost as if he’s in your workroom, chatting away with you as you quilt. Glad that this quilt will comfort both you and your mom.

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