|The finished memory quilt|
|The original pile of "source material"|
I designed the final layout using 12"x14" big blocks with a 5"x14" strip beside them which could be subdivided as I needed. The sashing around the big blocks is 2" wide and the sashing within the blocks is 1" wide. I sketched the layout and played with the random arrangement of the big blocks until I was happy with them.
|Motorcycle boxers cut along the seams and stabilized with iron-on backing.|
The camo background on the front of the quilt all came from one camo shirt. I used patches that included the pockets, buttons, and tags to preserve the character of the clothing.
|These buttons can be unbuttoned to reveal the small motorcycle print from the boxers underneath.|
|The camo at the top is the shoulder panel from the back of the shirt, complete with pleats.|
|The back of the quilt, using up leftovers.|
|A tag from one of the T-shirts|
|Wilson: Quilt Inspector|
|Focusing on the details|
|My Uncle Steve|
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Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 60″x 70″
Special techniques used : applique,peek-through fabrics behind buttons
Quilted by : myself
Best Category : Scrap Quilt, Throw Quilt, Home Machine Quilted
entry # 310
entry # 310
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