Friday, December 4, 2015

Memory Quilt Finish: Two Beautiful Quilts

Two more finished memory quilts to go with one I finished a few weeks ago. They are very similar. Only the blocks are different. The quilting and binding are the same.
Each quilt contains eighteen shirts. The background fabric is Moda's Bella solid in Porcelain.
The large squares are cut 9 1/2 inches. The blocks with the smaller squares have a 3 1/2 inch center square of shirt fabric. A 3 1/2 inch square of background fabric is sewn to each side, then a 3 1/2 inch x 9 1/2 inch rectangle of background fabric is sewn to the top and bottom. It is a super fast and super easy block to make and I love the contrast of small and large squares.
Each one has a label sewn on the back.
The backing of this quilt is a solid green. For quilting, I stitched a quarter inch away from each side of the seams connecting the blocks and then I stitched a cross hatch of diagonal lines through all the blocks.
The binding for each quilt is scrappy shirt fabric.
This quilt finishes at 58 inches square. It has already been washed, giving it that old fashioned crinkly cozy quilt feeling.
Here is the other quilt. It is made by cutting four 5-inch squares from each shirt. The squares are combined into a four patch block. The sashing between each block is cut 1 1/2 inches wide. The outside border is cut at 2 1/2 inches wide. This quilt finishes at 63 inches square.
There are two lines of quilting one each row of sashing and the four patch blocks are cross hatched on the diagonal. All of the stitching lines run into the border so no additional quilting was needed in the border.
Here is the label on this quilt.
The backing on this quilt is made from two colors, a green and a brown. That brown is tricky. Sometimes it looks blue and other times, like in this picture, it looks purpleish. I'm sticking with brown.
Here is a closer look at the quilting.
The plaids make both of these quilts look warm and cozy... and they are just that.
I'll be delivering these quilts to their owner in the next week or so. They were a pleasure to make and I hope they bring many warm memories to all that snuggle under them.

Linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Love these! I can only imagine the pleasure the recipients will feel every time they touch this treasure! Sweet Memories!

  2. They are wonderful! They must be very soft, too, because the quilting is not dense. OK, my husband has a closet full of shirts he hardly wears. Maybe I should raid it!

  3. Oh they do look gorgeously snuggly, what lovely colours!

  4. They are wonderful! Beautiful job. I love them.

  5. Wonderful idea for all those shirts I've been collecting.


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