for Shelby is finished!
Shelby lost her mom a year ago August to cancer.
She and her dad saw the Memory Quilt I had made for Marcia's brother
out of their dad's clothing. Denim jeans and cotton shirts.
They asked me to make one for Shelby, who is only 11, out of clothing her mom wore that was special and significant to her. Her mom loved her family. I can tell from the clothes. They look a lot like what I wear or would have worn. And you know how much I love my husband and kids! There were two jackets they sent to me. I didn't use them because I thought, someday, Shelby might want to wear them and remember her mom and feel like her mom's arms are around her when she wears them.
After I started this quilt, it kept telling me it needed a little something. I started playing around with the blocks I had made and realized, Shelby's a little girl, who might like some brighter colors sharing the quilt with her mom's things. So, I went through my stash and scraps and found fabrics I thought would be happy and cheerful. Fabrics and colors I thought her mom would have liked and that Shelby would enjoy.
Middleman and his two friends, both named Alexis oddly enough, helped hold the quilt up at the school playground at the end of our street.
Shelby, I hope you like it. I hope it helps you remember your mom and all the fun times, silly times, sad times and happy times you had with her. You will always be in my prayers.