My friend Darla asked me to make a comfort quilt for a friend of hers whose husband had passed away in December. She wanted this quilt to be made of some of his shirts and she wanted flannel on the back.
I will just confess to you that I did not want to make this quilt, but I did repent and I got it made. Look at those two big "bumps" in the backing.
I included two of the shirt pockets, and for them to be functional they could not be quilted.
This is how I reminded myself NOT to quilt them! Masking tape.
Inside one of the pockets I put a little heart made from fabric from two of the shirts. This is one side.
This is the other side.
A collage of the design process. By the way, that little lazy Susan type cutting mat helped SO much! There were lots of wonky blocks needing trimming. There was not enough fabric in the shirts provided to do what I wanted, so I added in some gold with white stars. It and the backing, a pretty gold-y/yellow flannel are both from Connecting Threads. I like their flannel a lot, it's been the best quality I've found.
A not great picture, but still the natural light coming in the window this morning gives you an idea how very cuddly this one is. I hope it is a comfort to Darla's friend.
Our weekend is over and Mr. Muddling heads back to work bright and early in the morning. It sure will be lonely around here without him, but he'll be back!
I do hope your week is exceptionally good in every way!
Hugs and kisses,