This is the second memory quilt made for the son, who loved hunting and fishing with his father. The quilting pattern has bears, moose, pine trees, deer and eagles to remind him of all the great trips with his dad. His shirts were cut in strips and pieced into log cabin blocks set in a contemporary layout again in a super king sized quilt. The deep scarlet center square and border are the perfect contrast to the whites and blues of the logs.
This is the first of three commissioned memory quilts from Georgia to commemorate a beloved husband and father. This quilt is made from his rodeo shirts; which reflect a hobby he enjoyed with his daughter. The quilting pattern is rodeo in every stitch so that she can remember all the good times together. The picture is deceptive as the quilt measures 120 x 120. That’s a lot of good memories!
There is so much to see in this forest quilt. Every tree is quilted differently in style and thread. Everything is tied together by the “sky” background quilting; keep loose so that the quilt would stay soft and not stiff. Each border has a different variegated thread and compliment the organic feel of this enchanting quilt.
Great setting for these little mola blocks. Red was such a perfect color for the pieced blocks and the border. You don’t notice it at first but the turquoise border is a splendid accent. Because the fabrics both in the quilt top and for the backing were busy, I chose to quilt simply. Let the fabrics speak for themselves in this case!