The Memory Quilts were unveiled at a special Mother's Day supper last week. We almost....ALMOST had everyone there, but we missed one person.
I had to get a few pictures of them before packing them up and sending them off to their new homes.
The task of making 4 matching quilts was a little daunting, especially since I wanted them to be a surprise.
I started calling them "The Quadruplets".
To keep things simple, I did a 6" square patchwork. The finished size of each quilt was 36" x 48". The binding and backing for each quilt was a different color for each grandchild, to make them each a little unique.
I was a little worried about them being "blah" with little color, but the plaids played so well together and made a rainbow of stripes.
Piecing them was wonderful. If you've never felt 30 year old flannel that's been washed hundreds of times, you've never felt true softness. These fabrics are woven beauties.
I had a very hard time deciding who would get what color, and which one I wanted!
At any birthdays/Christmas/special occasions...if you got money in a card, Papa would offer to "hold it" for you. In honor of that trademark of his, I sewed a money-pocket to the back of each quilt from a shirt pocket.
The quilting was simple. Clean straight lines to outline the patchwork.
Even though they're new, they are sooooo vintage, and look so warm and homey.
I hate for the "quadruplets" to be split up, because they look so nice together.
But they had better homes to go to.
I packaged them up, one for each grandchild (and family)
I think everyone loved them. I know I will cherish ours.
Ya'll have already been introduced to my little family Here.
Treasured memories of a treasured man.
And just because I love this picture..... Me and Mama.
My next few projects are going to be much smaller, less complex, and less emotional. Maybe a potholder or something. I need a sewing break after these 4....