Catherine’s Memory Quilt

Catherine’s Memory Quilt

I finished this about a month ago, just now getting around to sharing it.   A very recently widowed gentleman brought his wife’s clothes to me for a memory quilt.  He was very sure of the type of quilt he wished to have- wonky…funky…asymmetrical…lots of curves.  The clothes were mostly double knits, sweatshirts, rayon, and a little bit of quilting-type cotton. Catherine loved the beach. Therefore, lots of ‘movement’ was called for in the finished piece.  It was something I enjoyed, I took very seriously, and I was in frequent contact with Ronald to make sure I was not straying from what he envisioned.  It was a great partnership. Here’s what evolved, to the pleasure of us both. Thanks for looking! Debbie...
The Halloween Quilt

The Halloween Quilt

This is a 102″ square quilt that a customer brought into the shop, asking “Can you do this by Saturday?”  And I did! The shapes are traditional, so I just thought ‘that won’t take long’.  When will I learn? It’s so cute, I had to take out my bigass stand to take pictures. So many different fabrics were used, and they each lent themselves to different quilting designs, so I just dug in and had fun.  I free hand stitched a lot of new things and it was definitely enjoyable.  I didn’t photograph every block, but almost….   I wish I had outlined this hat in black. And lastly, the back.  Oftern undervalued.   Thanks for looking!...