A Very Sweet Memorial Quilt

I recently completed a memorial quilt for my new niece, who is due in July.

Baby-quiltNo, it’s not quite finished. The binding is now on, and I’m taking it on vacation to finish. I want my BIL’s three sisters to have a chance to contribute to the quilt, too, by helping to sew the binding. That way a little piece of the family is sewn with love into the quilt.

I wasn’t sure how I would be able to make an entire memorial quilt with only five golf shirts (Mick was a fervent golfer!), and remembered the Candy Hearts pattern that Amber Johnson of A Little Bit Biased graciously contributed to the Moda Bakeshop. What a WONDERFUL pattern! So simple and quick. I was able to cut all of the hearts from only the sleeves of each shirt, and hope to surprise my SIL with a quilt of her own with the remaining shirt sections.

Due to the fact that we are moving, I didn’t have the time to do any custom quilting 🙁 , so I had to resort to simple SID and free-motion for the body of the quilt, and straight-line quilting in the borders.

Quilting3I also took the time to sew right along the top and bottom edges of the ric-rac, as I didn’t want it to fold over onto itself after washing (I hate when that happens!). I then used my foot as a guide along the outside edge of the ric-rac to echo quilt.

ric-rac1I made this label in Word, then printed it out on a Printed Treasures iron-on sheet.

Sophias-labelThe last label I will ever make from Michigan – the rest will say Ohio! YAY! It will be a special quilt for a special little girl who had a very special grandpa.

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7 thoughts on “A Very Sweet Memorial Quilt

  1. Absolutely Love that Label! Plus when I see your posts–I wonder if you have moved yet! Fun how blogland friends play on our minds. Hope it has gone well if you have made the move!

    • We haven’t move yet, Helen, but the sewing machines are now in storage at my SIL’s house. Safekeeping, you know. I’d never trust movers with my machines – they’re my babies! I always try to write my own label poems myself, especially for memorial quilts. I want them to be as personal as possible. Glad you like it!

  2. Absolutely adorable. Such a blessed gift in so many ways. The phrase makes may eyes tear.. Perfection, made with love.

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