I made a few more seams yesterday and got this far with the top. One of my problems was that I had way too many shirts. So I spent some time trying to solve that problem, which paid off.
And tonight I can report that the quilt top is complete. I had hoped to load it on the long-arm this afternoon, but babysitting duties got in the way. I really like the way this one turned out. I must admit that making these memory quilts does get easier with each completion, even if I'm rather burned out.
If all goes well, I'll load the quilt on the machine tomorrow and perhaps even get a few stitches in. It will take a few minutes, however, because I have a strip of shirts to add to the back panel. It's all those white net-type athletic shirts that have the large holes, so they will need a black cotton backing before attaching them to the muslin.
A quilt top, a quilt bottom, some batting and lots of memories for a graduate: not all that difficult after all. What's your favorite part of making memory quilts?
Friday Finish Update: the quilting on this memory quilt is complete! I hope to add binding and label early next week and get it off to its owner. I sent photos of the completed top and she is very excited about seeing the finished quilt.
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