A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
I realized I forgot to say that the Mommie is out of town this weekend. She won’t be back until very late Monday night. That’s why Ladybug and I are together for the whole time this weekend.
I was asked about the hat in the memory quilt. Yes, I’m using it like this. The mother who lost her son requested it be included if it could be. I took it apart and removed the hard insert and the back of the bib. I’ll remove the threads when I applique it down by hand. Of course I can’t quilt over the hat. It’s way too thick. What I will do is quilt around it. I rarely ever do any hand work on quilts. The exception is for memory quilts. Memory quilts are precious to me. They give me a sense of great satisfaction to create. When I create memory quilts, it’s like I hear an angel whisper in my ear telling me how the quilt should be made.
Included in this memory quilt are a few shirts that I’m leaving the collars on too. I cut out the back and layered it (right side up) so the block will come out with 4 corners. When the hand work is finished I’ll cut out the excess on the back. I use a very strong thread, (used for coat buttons) so the pieces will remain if the quilt is ever washed.