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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Memorial baby quilt

Heather was expecting her first baby when her father-in-law passed.  She wanted a quilt for the baby made from his shirts.  This is 49x58.  I used a thread that matches the solid blue fabric that I purchased to go with the shirts.  She did a great job of picking out shirts that all blend well.

I used Bonnie Hunter's free pattern - Weed Wacker.  (available here:  http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/weed-whacker.html )  It's a great pattern to use when there are lots of different fabrics.

I had 11 different shirts to work with, plus one sweatshirt.  That is  the "Chicago" in the middle.

I quilted 2 hooks in each strip, and continuous curves in the blue triangles.

I carried the hook theme in the small border - that is a shirt I didn't use in the body:

The backing is a batik that fit with the shirt colors:

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