Sunday, August 23, 2009

Memory Quilt for Josh - Completed

Memory Quilt for Josh

I finished Josh's memorial quilt in June 2009. In addition to the T-shirts, I resized all of the photos that were used and I scanned and resized the many other items that his parents wanted included in the quilt top so that these images would fit onto the extra T-shirt blocks that I had to create. For the sashing, I used a dark blue fabric with gold metallic highlights and then I used a plain, navy blue fabric for the quilt binding. I presented the quilt to Johanne and Frank at the scholarship fundraiser they held in Josh's memory at the Whitney Farms Country Club.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Memory Quilt for Josh - Update

I shared my ideas for the quilt with Josh's parents because I wanted their feedback during this process. It took some time for me to get the final vision into focus, but I am finally starting to put the quilt itself together. Inspiration is a strange thing. It comes to you at the oddest times and sometimes in the strangest ways. At least, that's how it works for me. I start out with a very rough idea of what I want to do, and then sometimes the quilt takes on a life of its own. I like when that happens because then the quilt making process never gets bland or boring that way.