Friday, July 18, 2008

Memory Quilt #4

Here is the fourth memory quilt made from the shirts. This one is 50 in X 70 in, machine pieced and quilted.

Here is a detail view. You can see the razorback patch that I was given to add. He was a big fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

You can see the first three quilts here, here, and here. This one also has the Route 66 fabric for the backing.

4 comments:

Cathy said...

Dr. Bates, My goodness, how do you do these so fast? It seems like I was just looking at your number 3 quilt. They are all so beautiful. You must not ever get tired of working using your hands.

I am taking your advise and getting ready to soon start making small quilts for my memory bears. I thought I would cut out 1 inch hexagon shapes and do it in that pattern, as the hexagons seem like an easy pattern for me to follow.

Oh, I hope I can do it!!!

rlbates said...

Sure you can, Cathy! They will be easier to press if you stop at the intersection of the seams.

jan in nagasaki said...

hello.... I saw you over on spirit cloth.... and I just had to tell you that I absolutely love your quilts. So far have in my quiklt making journey I have not gone beyond using squares and triangles to make quilts. I collect cool shirts to eventually make into quilts, but so far haven't cut them up...The memories sewn up in your quilts , the colors, the textures.... just amazing...

also enjoyed your snake information.. heard that recently a MAMUSHI had bit someone in our neighborhood... we get them in our yard...

rlbates said...

Wow, your snakes are much scarier than the ones I usually see. Thanks for your nice comments.