I put my shoulder to the grindstone and finished up this quilt. The entire quilt top is made from my father's shirts. I finished it in the knick of time since Mom arrived today for a week or so. We met my brother in Atlanta this afternoon for the mom hand-off. :) She loves her quilt and commented on all the shirt fabric.
"That shirt had to be ironed, so I never liked it."
"Dudley always loved that shirt."
"Oh, I always loved that one."
I'm glad she's happy with it and I'm glad I was able to preserve his memory through these quilts. Remember I made the Gee's Bend version for my brother. Now this plank quilt for my mom.
I put the last stitches in a third shirt quilt (for me!) early this morning!!! So actually I have two finishes this weekend. I wish I could show my quilt here, but it is now a Secret Project since it will be in a future book or magazine article. But I do LOVE it! Shirts make the SOFTEST quilts! I think my dad would be pleased about the three quilts.
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.