Monday, August 15, 2016

Memory Quilt Fit for a Queen

A Queen size bed, that is. This quilt is a commission memory quilt made from the night gowns of a special mom. Up until now, the memory quilts I have made were mostly from men's shirts. This is the first one I have done with pastels and florals. It was a sweet change of pace.

This is also the largest quilt I have ever made. It measures 91" x 114" and fits very nicely on a queen bed.

We covered all seasons with the gowns. There is seersucker and cotton knit, satin, and soft flannel. It is quite heavy since many of the fabrics required interfacing to stabilize them for a quilt.

The quilting was kept very simple. I used a cream 50 weight Aurifil thread to stitch through each block horizontally and vertically. Then I switched to a matching blue thread, also 50 weight Aurifil, to stitch down the center of all the sashing. All the crinkles are because the quilt has already been washed and dried, ready to be displayed on a bed or wrapped around a loved one.

The binding is the same blue fabric as the sashing and setting triangles. It is a Kona cotton in the color Evening. Such an appropriate color name for a quilt made out of night gowns.

I delivered this quilt to its owner this week. It was fun to watch her taking it all in. She knew stories behind each of these precious gowns and it was very special for me to share in just a tiny part of that.

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