Monday, June 20, 2011

A different take on a memory quilt

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A fellow pastor's wife heard from a friend that I've been making quilts to sell. She asked if I'd be willing to make a quilt for her husband for Father's Day. I had exactly one week to get it done and to her, and I managed to do it!

This isn't my usual quilt, in case you didn't notice. You see, her father-in-law had passed away awhile ago, but her husband couldn't bear to part with his old sheets. He had them sitting in a garbage bag in the garage. Every now and then, one would get pulled out to use as a drop cloth for painting, but they were really just taking up space.

So she asked if I would use those sheets to make something of a memory quilt for her husband's Father's Day gift. Of course I would! These aren't sheet combinations I would usually choose, but they are special to the recipient. So, while it won't win any design awards, it will mean a LOT to a fellow pastor who's missing his dad.

Stayed tuned tomorrow for my annual "what we gave the fathers at church for Father's Day" post. :) Enjoy!

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Shore Girl said...

How kind of you to do this! I'm sure it will mean a lot to the man missing his father!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Lovely post...nice write up!:)


Screaming Sardine said...

Very pretty quilt. I love the colors. You do great work. :)

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Laura said...

Dear Sophia,

This is such a wonderful idea...and so sweet of you to do this! I really enjoy stopping by your blog...though I don't often get the chance to comment. You are the "queen" of thrift store finds! I'm usually checking out our local ones for vintage sheets at least once a have been so blessed with some that you have come across!

Have a blessed evening,

Carolyn said...

What a wonderful memory quilt. I think it's just beautiful and I'm sure he'll cherish it. I would love for you to share this project at my linky party.
Thanks for the creative inspiration.
carolyn | homework

Robin said...

Beautiful and such a special idea to honor the recipient.

MessyMissy said...

A quilt in one week?? You are some talented, lady!