Friday, February 16, 2024


This quilt is a labor of love, made by Lynn, for her friend who served in Zimbabwe🇿🇼!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Lynn
Size: 58" x 80"
Pattern: Winter Hot Dish 
Batting: Quilters Dream 80/20 
Thread: Glide--Marlin
Pantograph: African Storm ⤵️ from Intelligent Quilting
African Storm seemed like a perfect choice for this quilt of African fabrics!!!
Lynn's friend had clothing made for herself while living in Zimbabwe and asked Lynn if she would make a quilt from these garments. Lynn washed them, took them apart and cut them into squares.
She backed each one with fusible interfacing as they are very thin, fine fabrics. I'm not sure what the fiber contents are: rayon? silk? some linen-like fiber? There's more than one fiber type.
Lynn framed the blocks with Grunge.
She found the perfect color 108" wide backing!⤵️
Beautiful, beautiful, Lynn!!! Wonderful memory quilt for your dear friend!!!
Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy


  1. Wow, the fabrics are perfect for an otherwise simple design. Hope she saved the rest of the clothing for another project. Lynn's friend will be very pleased. Your quilting turned this into a beautiful quilt. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

  2. That's a beautiful quilt!!! And the quilting panto is PERFECT !!! not just the name, but the design! Thanks for linking to TGIFF!

  3. What a fun project! Turned out wonderful. xo

  4. What a beautiful quilt. Lynn did a wonderful job with the design and placement. And, then you added the perfect finish with the quilting pattern. Another beautiful finish.

  5. Lynn did a fabulous job reusing the fabrics, giving them the need structure and a beautiful frame. African Storm is just perfect for this quilt - you are right.

  6. Your quilting shows beautifully on the plain patches, and the backing too. Pretty quilt using precious clothes, full of memories.
    Thank you for sharing it!

  7. Textiles hold so many memories! I am sure her friend will love the quilt - expertly sewn and quilited.

  8. That must have been a little tricky, but she did really well! I like the darker blue to frame the prints, too, and you always seem to come up with the perfect quilting design!

  9. Lovely memory quilt. What a special way to preserve memories of the time she spent there. The quilting is beautiful!--TerryK@OnGoingProjects

  10. This is so wonderful! And African Storm is the perfect panto for it. I am going to do something similar for a friend of mine; making her a memory quilt out of her daughter's garments. It's actually the next project I'm going to work on.

  11. That's stunning, what a beautiful quilt with a lovely story.

  12. What a lovely result. It is not easy to work with a mix of fabric types so this has worked out really well.

  13. What a wonderful memory quilt! Love the fabrics, pattern and quilting designs! Thanks for joining in on Monday This and That, I hope you had a great week! xx

  14. This truly is a labor of love. Wonderful quilt and quilting! Thanks for sharing on Monday Musings!


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