Back on Dec 19th, just before Christmas, I first heard from Becca regarding a large family project. Joan & I have now contracted to do a set of three t-shirt memory quilts for her mother, Margaret, and the daughters, Becca & Allison. The goal is for each one to have a quilt that is sized to fit at least a double bed. Joan will design and piece the quilt tops & I will longarm and bind them. Work will begin in mid-January.
Feb 12: This weekend, Becca was in Greensboro with her mom. Margaret. They got all the shirts selected and organized for Becca's quilt.Feb 20: Margaret will mail Becca's shirts to Joan this week.Feb 23: Joan received Becca's shirts the same day I received Margaret's quilt.
May 01: Joan will ship today - oops! I must go out of town.
May 04: Joan will ship today. LOL
May 09: The quilt top is here. Joan, this is so pretty & so beautifully pieced. Another masterpiece. My hat is off to you for this is NOT an easy quilt top to make. I invite you to share just what all is involved in making a memory quilt from well worn t-shirts. I need to prepare the backing & get this loaded while Becca is selecting her IQ pattern. I have been warned to be super careful when/if I must iron any of this so I am going to try to avoid it.
May 10: Decided to hold this until June and continue my May break from longarming.
May 18: Becca made her final choice of Modern Squares for her IQ pattern.
June 04: Binding is ready.
June 05: Backing is ready.
June 11: Loading.
June 12: Quilting.
June 13: Still quilting...
June 14: Still quilting...so many memories, so many years, so much work -- worth it to take my time on this. QUILTED! Now on to the binding.
June 22: Squared the quilt to prepare it for binding. The binding is attached. Hand work is all that is left to do.
July 05: Hand binding & thus the quilt is finished. Will ship tomorrow.