My friend Joannie is one of the kindest, most generous people that I know. She is constantly reaching out to help others.
Recently one of her good friends lost her son unexpectedly. He was a very young man. Joannie offered to make a t-shirt quilt for her as a remembrance. Her friend brought her a large bag of his t-shirts.
Joannie made FOUR t-shirt quilts. She gave one to his Mom, one to each of his two sisters and one to his Aunt. She spent several months on this project and quilted each quilt herself.
She designed original settings for each quilt and separated the t-shirts with a variety of pieced blocks including flying geese, four patches and rail fence blocks in masculine tones of blues and greys. The quilts also incorporated some of the young man's baseball hats and jeans. Since she still had some leftover t-shirts after making four quilts, she also made two pillows which I did not get a photo of.
Ironically, Terri didn't have time to do a commissioned t-shirt quilt order, so Joannie was pressed into service. Can't wait to see Joannie's fifth t-shirt quilt!
Linking up on Tuesday to Val's Quilting Studio
special t-shirt quilt theme and to Freemotion by the River
Thanks for visiting. I promise to post photos of our Missouri Star Quilt Company stash haul soon!
Also, a special thanks to all of you who reached out with condolences on the loss of our beloved Romeo
. I'm going to print out and save all of your kind words and sweet wishes.
Pugs and kisses,