I am working on another memory quilt for a special someone at my church. Her daughter approached me and asked if I could do this project AND keep it a secret. She handed over a grocery bag full of clothes and to be honest I was a little nervous to peek inside. You never know what you are gonna get!
I was pleasantly surprised! Lots of cotton shirts and after inspecting a little closer I realized they were all handmade. Lots of really unique prints and well made at that(umm, look at these cute hot air balloons!). Wonder how she decided what pattern she would sew? or did she just make up her own?
The details like these handmade button holes give you a look back at the history of sewing and clothes making and a glance into this persons life.
This one has been mended a few times and buttons replaced. It made me think back to a different time when we made due what we had and actually fixed things when they were broken. Things were handmade and appreciated more because of that. This is one reason I love quilts so much! We take pieces of ourselves and put them into our quilts and give them to others….so personal, our way of showing others that they matter! We might not admit it out loud, but we secretly want our quilts to be loved and appreciated so we too can feel like we matter. I hope to put all of the memories of the woman who made these shirts into this quilt and show how much she mattered. You can buy a quilt for just $20-$30, but you only are given one if someone loves you!
Keep it Sassy♥