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Looking for feedback/suggestions

Ok. So, I have an old friend (since high school) whose Mama passed away in mid-November. Amber, this is my friend that you helped me find some information for a couple of years ago. She lived with her Mama her entire life, certainly most of it. Her last 10+ years have been spent taking care of her. Her Mama was her everything, and her #1 priority. I asked her recently if she would like some sort of memorial quilt. Like maybe using some of her clothes, if she had kept any. She was really touched, and was thrilled at the idea. My goal is a throw that she could wrap around her when she feels like she needs a hug from her Mama. Originally I was thinking I could piece a scrappy heart and scrappy letters spelling “Mama” from the clothes and then piece that into the quilt top.

Unfortunately for me (but fortunately for the recipients) she generously gave all her Mama’s clothes away. I mean it’s been 6 months after all. All she can find is her Mama’s pashmina scarf. It seems to be maybe some sort of rayon or silk type fabric with fringe. I offered to print some photos on printable fabric and do a memorial quilt that way, or find some sort of way to do a quilt that includes the scarf, her choice. I didn’t want to cut up the scarf without her permission. She says she would be thrilled with either idea, and she’s ok with cutting up the scarf.  Here’s a photo of the scarf:

Mama's scarf

Her Mama’s favorite color was sort of a Hello Kitty pink, which I think would go with this sort of teal scarf pretty well. I was thinking it would be awesome if I could incorporate it somehow while keeping the fringe.

I might include a photo or two also, and I think I have the perfect pink in a solid cotton. It’s hard to say what this is like without having it in my hands. She lives in Dallas. If I can’t think of a way to use it I don’t want to have her send it here.

I was thinking I would need to stabilize the scarf somehow before cutting and/or piecing into any kind of block(s). I don’t think my original plan for letters will work, though. Although it might be kind of fun to do a heart and have the fringe along the edge of the heart somehow.

Have any of you worked with a sort of slippery, non-cotton fabric like this in a quilt before?

Suggestions? Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

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TTMT #311 – jewells68 – May 21, 2019 – Sew. Much. Fabric!

In which I show you the awesome box of fabric received from Susan in NC. Her generous gift will make the backs (and fronts!) of many a Project Linus quilt to come! And maybe a TTMT swap quilt, too! My accuquilt go is getting quite the workout this week!

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TTMT #310 – jewells68 – May 15, 2019 – Quick Chick(ens)

Fowl Play is quilted and bound! Just have to bury a couple threads and add the Project Linus label before washing ans storing it til the June meeting. Woohoo! Also, I found my camera! We are back in HD, baby. 🙂

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TTMT #309 – jewells68 – May 7, 2019 – Frameless

Hope the video looks ok, using an older camera this week. I am seriously getting concerned about my brain and possibly early senility. I have lost my camera that Jennifer gave me for my birthday a few years ago. I love it so much, but I’m pretty sure at this point that it fell into one of the boxes I donated to goodwill last week. Thankfully I have a backup (that ALSO used to belong to Jennifer) so at least I was able to record a video this week. I didn’t want to miss!

I talk about the state of the project room, the state of my quilting setup, and what’s on the horizon, as well as what’s in progress right now. Also a crappy hat to visor redo. Fun times!


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TTMT #308 – jewells68 – April 30, 2019 – Fowl Play Finite!

So excited to have finished the chicken quilt. All fabrics used in this quilt were donated, with the small exception of a few bits from my stash used in the two paper-pieced chicken blocks. Don’t be afraid to play with scraps!

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TTMT #307 – jewells68 – April 23, 2019 – Fowl Play

Fowl Play is an assortment of random scraps from panels that had been fussy cut within an inch of their lives and the leftover cut up remnants were donated to Project Linus. My mission, save them from the trash can and turn them into a cohesive quilt of some kind. Challenge Accepted!

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TTMT #306 – jewells68 – April 16, 2019 – Dino Bits

In which I show you some recent fabric donations I brought home from Project Linus last weekend, along with my finished Linus quilt. I also brought home some of this lovely lady’s book collection, to go through and see if I wanted to save any of the patterns, but I totally forgot to show you those! So I will try to remember to show you those next week.

Thanks again for the green and yellow quilt top, Susan!