A woman who's husband passed recently was put into contact with me about doing a memory quilt for her out of his favorite Hawaiian shirts.
Since they were avid cruisers I decided it would be good to do some photo transfer. Top left is their 40th anniversary cruise. The top right was their wedding cruise.
Just starting to deconstruct the shirts & play with backgrounds.
decided the fabulous blue flowered batik would be perfect for both the big blocks and the backing.
As the herringbone border is constructed.
I find that in doing memory quilts this is the most effective way to use some of all the pieces and since cutting into 2 1/2 strips you can use any excess in future for binding or other projects.
Showing the quilting from the back so it's easier to see. I do my own machine quilting.
Keeping the pattern open and a bit large since the front is so busy.
She was very happy with it
Finished was Full