It was such a bittersweet experience, and a privilege, making this quilt from Karl's clothing (mostly shirts, but also a couple of pairs of shorts and pajama bottoms).
I spoke with Julie this morning - we laughed and cried, which is always the case when we talk, since Karl's passing almost two years ago. I first wrote about this quilt here. Since that post I've been going gangbusters, with a sense of urgency wanting to get it to Julie by Leap Day, which was totally Karl's thing!
- I stabilized some fabrics first (silks, rayon, knit).
- Batting: Quilter's Dream "Request."
- For machine quilting: Presencia 60 wt cotton in the bobbin and
- Smoky nylon monofilament thread in the needle. I love how this thread disappears leaving on ly the indentation of the quilting!
Linking with Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday - link on my sidebar!
|faded, soft flannel from pajama bottoms|
|Julie loved that Karl would wear flowered shirts.|
|Julie asked me to piece a couple of meaningful t-shirts into the backing - this one from their college days I think.|
|Love this t-shirt - and it inspired the choice of red for binding|
|Always label your quilts!|