Let’s Bee Social #220
My friend Barbara had a special request. A close family member recently lost his wife. Barb had acquired a few of this woman’s clothing items. And she wanted to know if I could help her turn these items into momentos for her family.
There were a number of knitted sweaters. We chose two – a white and a black sweater – to make into cushion covers. I still need to get a black zipper to make the black one, but the white one turned out great.
There was a nice fleece poncho. And the start to what we were hoping to make into a memory quilt. A pair of bright red Santana jeans. A leopard spotted boho bag. And a pair of beige striped capris. I didn’t want to try cutting the clothing down to patchwork squares. I wanted to leave them recognizable. So I went with more of a crazy quilt construction to make the pants and bag into the other side of the quilt.
I sewed around the outside edges of the two layers, to match them up with right sides facing.
Then turned them outside right and sewed again around the edges. And added some ditch quilting along the seams of the pants to hold the two layers together. It’s certainly not like any other quilt I have made before.
There is still a request for a few heart shaped pillows from a cherished red top yet to be made. But I am feeling good about what’s been accomplished so far….
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