Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sentimental Day Here In My Hollow

Town Square quilted, bound, washed, dried and crinkle goodness. This is one comfy and cozy lap size quilt!
The pattern for Town Square can be found in Kim Brackett's new book Scrap-Basket Sensations.

I wanted to share with you this memory quilt. My friend Pam (no blog) made it for a friend whose husband passed last year. While I worked on this quilt I couldn't help but think just how much this quilt is going to mean to Pam's friend.

Cherish each moment spent with your loved ones.

57 comments:

Stephanie said...

Town Square is Sensational! The t-shirt quilt will bring joy and be a very special treasure.

teresamnj said...

Your Town Square quilt is very pretty, and the memory quilt is so touching. What a wonderful way to celebrate a life.

Sharon said...

Both quilts are fantastic! On the tshirt quilt, is the border made from his shirts? I regretted not saving my first husbands shirts and making quilts for the kids, but I was not in my right mind at the time. Glad your friend will have this memory quilt, it is awesome!

Lynn said...

Even moody teenagers?

Lynn said...

Ok, here's my real comment: I love the top quilt, for a quilt meant to be frequently, it really is lovely. I love the tee shirt quilt, I have one in the works, for the aforementioned moody teenager, who has since apologized.

Sherry said...

I love mermory quilts but I ave to say this is the nicst one Ihave seen. I'm sure shes going to LOVE it. Good job done from the both of you. I also love your Town Square Love the combo that you put together

Cyndy said...

love everything... just beautiful..

Sandy said...

I love your quilt--Town Square!I spent a couple of hours on google trying to find it. I finally did and now your tell me where it was! LOL I love looking at/for patterns just to see someone else's creativity!

Vivian said...

Both quilts are impressive. The town Square is one that anyone would be happy to cuddle under, and the T-shirt quilt is just what it should be--a quilt of memories. Lovely.

Carol said...

Your Town Square quilt is so nice, I really like it a lot. Good advice, enjoy life with loved ones. What's next for you for quilting? Maybe Sweet Spot Le Petite quilt?

Rita said...

What a wonderful memory quilt. Yes, that is quilt that is sure be treasured.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Wow. What a lovely quilt for her friend. I'm sure she will find comfort in it when she needs it.

Cheryl said...

I know the quilt will bring such joy and comfort to Pam. Town Square is a keeper.

Sinta Renee said...

It is in the simple things that we can find comfort and treasured memories. I can't believe that TS is done already! But I can believe that it's absloutely gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Town Square is so pretty, Mary. I love lap-size quilts, especially when they're all crinkly and soft....ready to cuddle up in.

The T-shirt quilt is such a memorable idea, a cherished memory for sure.

Michele said...

I love the town square quilt :) The memory quilt is such a nice gesture. The quilting is beautiful, as always!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Town Square is fabulous! Love the colors.

Janet said...

You are so right about cherishing each moment! What a special project to be a part of - it looks great!

PEGGY said...

I love your Town Square top....great prints!!!
I'm sure the tee shirt quilt will bring lots of memories to those left behind....
Peggy

LibbiesHome said...

The Town Square turned out great. And thanks for sharing the memory quilt - and the reminder. I think we all take our loved ones for granted sometimes. Every day is precious.

Ariane said...

I love your town square quilt!! It's gorgeous!!!! The t-shirt quilt is wonderful too!! What a wonderful memory quilt!!!

Mary said...

Your Town Square is beautiful. Love seeing your quilting!

Wendy said...

Town Square is beautiful. The memory quilt is wonderful :)

Miriam said...

Love Town Square!!! Your quilting is magnificent and I looove that backing fabric you used too.
Thank you for sharing the memory quilt.
Your last words are perfect.

Sue said...

I really love your quilts and that memory quilt is very lovely.

What a treasure that will be.

Loris said...

Your Towne Square is lovely. Enjoy all that coziness.
I made a tshirt quilt this past summer for a co-worker who lost her son. It is not an easy task but seems like such a meaningful way to hold some of their happier memories. Lovely work of the one for your friend.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Mary, What a beautiful post. Thank you! Hugs...

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very special memory quilt with your beautiful quilting on it too!

annieb said...

Both quilts are lovely and the memory quilt is just one of the nicest I have seen. Your recipient will be very touched.

Kim said...

I too am wondering about the border on the tshirt quilt. It is very nice and will be a comfort. Great Town Square quilt too!!

WoolenSails said...

The town square looks beautiful on the bed.
I can imagine how you think about the meaning of each quilt, as you quilt it.

Debbie

onlymehere said...

If it gives you problems again let me know. Maybe I can't shut down the sewing blog bz I need at least the first song to play until my son gets home. Long story, but it needs to be there. I like the memory quilt. Of course, we both know I'm kind of fond of those right now :)

AnnieO said...

Beautiful quilts, both of them! I agree, cherish your time with loved ones.

QuiltSue said...

I love your Town Square, the colours are just gorgeous.

Sharlotte said...

Town Square is just out of this world gorgeous Mary!

I know that quilt is going to mean A LOT to Pam's friend. How precious!

Sheila said...

I love the Town Square quilt and it is your incredible quilting that makes it so special . The t-shirt quilt will definitely be loved and appreciated ,such a nice thing to have.

Karen said...

Town Square looks great!! I pulled strips this morning for a Paddle Wheel Miagia :). We'll see how that goes. I've made memory quilts before for loved ones and it's a very special thing.

Tam said...

Town Square is gorgeous....best T-shirt quilt I have seen...very nice!

Barb said...

lovely memory quilt!
Your crinkled quilt is wonderful! Looks antique and soft, want to snuggle it.

Quilt Rat said...

Perhaps we all should read that last line before the we start each day!

Those memory quilts? I made one for my sister when she lost her husband and she tells me it has become her most cherished item......little things can mean so much

Wendy said...

The quilt turned out fantastic...I love it. Still don't have the book but soon. Very good advise to spend time with friends and loved ones.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Mary, I love the Town Square quilt, scrappy and comfy. I wish I'ld had saved my sons Tee shirts or at least kept him from wearing them out...to make him one. Beautiful work.

Allyson said...

Great post Mary. Love your Town Square. I think I need this book. On the Memory Quilt, are those ties or pieces from plaid shirts around the border?

Candace said...

Beautiful, Mary! Makes me want to jump into the picture and wrap myself up! What a wonderful memory quilt, too. My best friend lost her husband unexpectedly just before Christmas - I would love to do something like that for her!
Cheers!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh do I love Town Square! What a great quilt! And the quilting and crinkling is awesome. Love the backing fabric too!

Mad about Craft said...

Beautiful!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Love your quilt Mary. It turned out beautifully. What a sweet sentiment - thanks for the reminder!!!

EFT Manual said...

What a lovely quilt project!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Your Town Square looks so familiar! :-) Your quilting, however, is so much prettier!

The memory quilt will be a real treasure to the recipient.

Karen said...

Ooooh, looks like you are working on some fun things here! :0)
Is Town Square for you or a gift for someone special?

Deb said...

I ordered the Scrap Basket Sensations book because I LOVE your Town Square quilt. Like I need any more books or quilts to make....but love this one!

Carrie P. said...

Both quilts are great. How very nice of Pam to make that for her friend. Her will bring her great comfort I am sure.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Very well said!!! We are about to lose a family member and it's just heart breaking!!!! Enjoy everyday you have with loved ones.

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