Re-MEMBERing, is the process of…

 …bringing those members of our lives we have loved and have lost back into our lives by recalling their influence and the impact of their life on ours.

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The Bag with John’s Hawaiian Shirts

I contacted my friend, Kathy, last Spring because I found the bag of her late husband’s shirts safely tucked away in a container.  The day I let Kathy know the shirts were located I was surprised to learn it was John’s Birthday! How ironic!  She said she just had to smile!  I really like when those kinds of serendipitous events happen!

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The 12 deconstructed shirts that belonged to John.

 The joy of quilting meaningful projects covers all aspects of life from birth, to birthdays, to graduations, to marriages, to the loss of a loved one.  I like making memory quilts for people to have a tactile reminder of comfort of their loved one.

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This is the pattern I am using to put this quilt together.

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This is a close up of a few of the options for putting the blocks together!

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This is what the flannel board wall looks like in the sewing cabin right now!

I am enjoying this project, because most of the shirt labels say they were made from the different Islands of Hawaii.  The material is very soft, light, and playful to work with.

I have another memory quilt to show you later this week!

Blessings to you as re-MEMBER, or recall, re-piece, and put together in your heart those you have loved and those you have been influenced by in your life today!

~Molly

Work in Progress

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Flannel Navy Star Baby Quilt

What started out hanging on the garden shed with no outer border is now looking like this…

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Each end has been rolled at least once.

and the progress continues…

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Two points of the star are hand quilted and rolled!

Next, I will begin work on the Northern part of the star and continue to roll the quilt towards the center.  I really enjoy quilting with flannel fabric, because it is so soft on my fingers.  After all of these years, I still find hand quilting to be a very relaxing activity!

I hope you are well!

~Molly