This is a comfort quilt made for our dear friend Jeannette after her policeman husband was killed. His death was in September, 2011.
Larry, Jerry and I sat several evenings and cut apart Jesse's shirts so they could be useable for sewing. Jeanette had asked for her 2 daughter's quilts to be completed for Christmas that year, and somehow even with a full time work schedule, and Larry being hospitalized that holiday, the goal was accomplished.
Jeannette's quilt has truly been a challenge; I wanted to make it something special for her. You can read more about this quilt here.
This is an absolute favorite finish, I think because of the reason it was created, and for the artistic requirements to complete it.
There was no pattern. I used random placing, and made additional blocks and pieces to pull it together. I wasn't sure how it would look,
and started with big 4 patch blocks and the few 9 patches.
I knew I wanted to use the pockets*, and so the need for keeping them whole motivated the star blocks.
This is my completion for February, and I'm Happy!!
the quilting on the back shows where the pockets are :-}
The binding was made from four different shirts, two are from the youngest daughter's blue and yellow quilt.
*Jesse's heart was right there under those pockets once, and it's a place she can put her hand to remember that his heart is still with her here.
"Oh give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever. " Psalm 107:1