Thursday, June 9, 2016

Remembering Joe

My dearest friend Helen asked me to make a small quilt using her late husbands shirts.  This was such a special request so I looked around for just the right design.  Sandra led me to Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Majestic Mountains design.  (It's FREE on

I started off by taking apart each of the shirts to get yardage.  I was so surprised by how much fabric one can get from shirts.  Sandra had a good background fabric to use in her stash.  Once the blocks were sewn together the dilemma came in selecting the right arrangement.  Which one do you like?
Zig Zag Mountains
I decided on the Zig Zag Mountains, but made the blocks more scattered then in pairs. A red border was added to complete it.  I just know she's going to love it!

This wasn't a request, but I put together this block that will be framed.  It may be around a bit longer than the quilt since the shirts were such loving worn.  I'm thinking about a black frame.  The log cabin signifies "home" and the red center signifies "the heart".

Until next time, be safe and kind to everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful job on the memory quilt, Betty!
    And I really like the idea of the framed block from leftovers. Very smart!