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: