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Title: David's Legacy
Post by: bethntim on October 06, 2019 05:45:38 PM
Back in April a dear friend of mine (Darryl) lost his husband (David) rather suddenly.  A couple months after his passing he reached out to me to see if I would make him and his mom a quilt from his old button down shirts. I got about 100 shirts and made 2 quilts, one in black tones, one in blue. I wanted to showcase the shirts so they are quite simple 9 inch squares sewn in 10 rows of 9. I've named them David's Legacy. Cant wait to give it to him :)
Black one:

Blue one:

In progress grumpy sewing machine shot



Title: Re: David's Legacy
Post by: TheMistressT on October 06, 2019 05:56:17 PM
Oh, this is such a lovely remembrance! I think your choice of making the larger-ish squares really does highlight the shirt material and will offer so much comfort and so many memories to Darryl and David's mom.


Title: Re: David's Legacy
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 06, 2019 06:08:31 PM
How lucky they are to have such a good talented friend to make such a beautiful and special reminder of him.


Title: Re: David's Legacy
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on October 06, 2019 06:18:41 PM
I love that you did this, it's such a beautiful gift. They both look wonderful and snuggling with them will be like receiving dozens of hugs at once. So many memories are stitched into those quilts.

And my sympathies about the grumpy sewing machine. That's not such a fun job to do. I hope your friends really appreciate all your hard work!


Title: Re: David's Legacy
Post by: bethntim on October 06, 2019 06:25:15 PM
Thanks friends!


Title: Re: David's Legacy
Post by: Averia on October 07, 2019 03:47:16 AM
Beautiful - such a sweet remembrance


Title: Re: David's Legacy
Post by: kittykill on October 07, 2019 08:34:05 AM
So beautiful!


Title: Re: David's Legacy
Post by: EriChanHime on October 07, 2019 09:04:19 AM
A very lovely way to give a physical memorial of a passed loved one. You did a beautiful job on the quilts.


Title: Re: David's Legacy
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 07, 2019 09:46:02 AM
 Beautiful job, and a wonderful remembrance.


Title: Re: David's Legacy
Post by: gozer on October 07, 2019 11:19:28 AM
This is so sweet and amazing.


Title: Re: David's Legacy
Post by: curiousfae on October 07, 2019 04:57:38 PM
lovely! i imagine each pattern holds a cherished memory. wonderful.


Title: Re: David's Legacy
Post by: rackycoo on October 09, 2019 10:44:55 AM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project (https://www.craftster.org/blog/october-9-2019-featured-projects/)! :)