Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Special Memory Quilt

I finished working on this special quilt just before Christmas. The family it's going to lost their 18-year old son in a car accident. It was beautifully put together by a family friend. Let me share this special quilt with you:
As you can see, this young man loved football. The center block you see above, was his football jersey. The woman who put this together did such a great job. She stitched down the jersey onto this center block and I outlined the numbers and stitched it down in white thread here and there. I tried to keep it somewhat three-dimentional.

Below is a darling block which was one of the young man's dress shirts and a favorite tie. I did a medium meander throughout and matched threads to each shirt in the quilt. Here are some more blocks you can see.
I felt very honored to be asked to quilt this special quilt. I know it will be a wonderful keepsake for the family.

8 comments:

Deb said...

wonderful memory for them. Happy New Year Vivian!

Summerset said...

What a tought quilt to work on. As usual, your quilting has made a real heirloom out of these memories. Happy New Year!

Debra said...

Beautiful job on a very meaningful quilt. The quiltmaker had some very interesting ways to highlight the clothes too.

Sherri said...

What a beautiful tribute to the memory of that young man. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Vivian -- you always do such a beautiful job on your quilting. I've finally managed to catch up on your blog -- I missed your giveaway -- gasp! I hope you and the Love family have a VERY Happy New Year!!!

Suzanne said...

You always do a great job, no matter then quilt. This quilt will be well loved by his family, I'm sure!

HobbyStash said...

I love the 3D effect!

Shannon said...

It's wonderful work that you do on so many levels!