All quilts are special, but some just have an incredible story to tell, a journey of sorts. This following quilt is one.
When your husband is taken from you when you have only just got started in life, the grief must be a weight. Tracy had just this happen to her. When Tracy read Cat's blog post about her Dresden Plate quilt.......(I quilted that one for Cat, see here ) Tracy loved Cat's quilt & commented she would love to make something like that from her husbands clothes. Well Cat being Cat, asked Tracy to send the clothes to her. So Cat & her friend Leonie set to work. Please pop over to Cat's blog to read the full story, it really is bittersweet.
I was honored when Cat asked if I would please do the quilting. A mix of denims, from jeans, shirts, complete with cuffs & buttons & ties.
The backing was made up from a Dresden block, a bandana & messages hand written for Tracy. And incorporating Tracy's favourite colour.........ORANGE
Now for the quilting info. Madeira poly neon thread in......orange! Also Aurifil's new variegated poly thread, over cotton batting.
With Tracy's permission I will leave you with one last photo.