Memory Quilt # 2 for Jason

Two of Two

As you may recall, I recently shared the first of two memory quilts made by my friend Deb. The first was thoughtfully assembled for a grieving mother. Today’s quilt was made for a heart-broken wife.

A Fear of Tee Shirt Quilts

As with the first quilt, this one was also constructed from tee shirts. I have to admit there was a time when the thought of working with a tee shirt quilt absolutely terrified me. With this being the fourth one I have since overcome my phobia.

Add A Row Of Basting

Tee shirt quilts require a bit more prep before being ready for longarm quilting. If the shirt panels don’t have stabilizer on the back it helps to run a basting stitch around the perimeter of each panel. This basting stitch helps to minimize the inevitable stretching.

Something Different

After having quilted the last project with an all-over stitch pattern I was ready for something a little different. For the second memorial quilt I used a variety of patterns. Each shirt had a different theme so it seemed only natural that the quilting treatment for each should be different as well. I let the tee-shirt subject dictate the quilting stitches.

A Variety Of Stitches

Among the patterns used were wavy lines for a camouflage shirt and rolling waves for an ocean themed shirt. The variety of shirts and accompanying stitches made for a very interesting outcome.

Here’s memory quilt # 2.

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Vital Statistics:

  • Quilt Size – 68.75″ x 74″
  • Time Spent Quilting – 6 hours 17 minutes
  • # of Quilting Stitches Applied – 168,093
  • Color of Thread – Omni Sesame Seed
  • Stitch Patterns Used – Many

Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting

4 thoughts on “Memory Quilt # 2 for Jason

  1. This is so beautiful..

    1. Thank you so much!

  2. Totally LOVE what you did with this second quilt for my friend. Such creativity really set off the different themes on the shirts. Just wonderful! Thank you.

    1. Thanks Deb! I’m so glad you liked it!