Earlier this year our family lost my mother-in-law (Sept 30) and my husband's 97 year old grandmother (Oct 13). When we were at my in-laws house, I asked my father-in-law (he lost his wife and mother within 2 weeks) if I could take some of MIL's clothes so I could make quilts for us. Little did I know that I'd be adding his mom's clothes to them so soon.
I used my MIL's sweatshirts and t-shirts in the middle of the quilts, and just filled the rest in with squares of the clothes. I didn't actually quilt them, just tied them with yarn, but I think they turned out very well. They are going to be Christmas presents for my FIL and our four daughters. I'm also going to make one for my husband and I, but will wait until after the first of the year. I used a lot of denim in them, so they are pretty heavy and REALLY warm!
This one is for my FIL (sorry it's not a very good picture):
I just used muslin for the backing on all of them, so the pretty much look the same:
I have an old Elna machine that you can sew letters, so I made these labels to put on each quilt:
#2 - which will go to one of our daughters:
My MIL quilted a lot, so we have a few of her quilts, which are even more special now. So I saved this to use on our quilt:
At Christmas, we are going to go through her sewing stuff and it will be divided between me and my sister-in-law. I'll get to bring her Bernina home, so I'm excited about that.
I posted them on my blog and put the link to that on Facebook and I've already been asked by someone to make one for them. It's a girl I went to high school with - her son had cancer and passed away at 16, so I think I'll do that, just have her pay for the supplies and postage (we are in different states).
I'd love to hear what everyone thinks!! Thanks for looking!