Saturday, August 14, 2010

Memory quilt

I have been commissioned to make a "memory quilt" for a customer who's mother passed away a couple of years ago. She has brought me several pieces of her mother's clothing and I'm cutting out blocks from the clothing fabric. The challenging part is not the design but working with the fabrics. The closest thing to 100% cotton quilt fabric is the denim from one of the dresses. Everything else is silk, satin, lace, sweaters, knits, you name it but no cotton! I'm backing everything with a tricot iron-on interfacing to give the fabrics some stability. I have a feeling the tricky-est part is yet to come. I don't have it together and in my quilting frame to machine quilt yet. The worst part is that I have fussy cut several blocks that have applique with beading and rhinestone studs so there will be no computerized quilting. I'll have to quilt it the old fashioned way and hand guide my machine.... YUCK!!! Oh well, I think my customer will be extremely pleased with the end result.... I hope! I'll post pictures of some of the blocks when I get a few more done.

Happy Quilting From The Queen :)


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