Back in the spring one of our wonderful 2nd grade teachers lost her husband to a brain tumor. They have three beautiful daughters. We were all heart broken for their family. I didn't know her very well but when I saw her walking in to school a few weeks later I asked if I could give her a hug, it felt good. A few days later I got an email asking if I would make quilts for her and her three daughters using his shirts.
I have made a handful of memorial quilts for people, it's an awesome experience. It's difficult but therapeutic. I'm aware of the loss with every stitch but I think about the comfort having these textures to touch will be to his family.
|This is the first one I finished. His shirts are the gray and white plaids.|
|I found the perfect flannel for the back of each quilt, nice and cozy.|
|I stitched the binding down using a blanket stitch, it should be nice and sturdy and last a long time. It's been a true honor to make these quilts.|
|Here are three of them in different stages, I have finished them and will photograph and blog about later.|