My cousin, Meredith, headed to Queens University last September. My ever so clever Aunt Joan wanted me to create a memory blanket for Meredith to use while she was away at University.
Meredith has been involved in dance her entire life and had collected quite the collection of t-shirts and dance costumes. Rather than have all of these things take up space in the back of a closet, my Aunt asked if I could use them to make a quilt. Nothing too complicated. Of course, I always make things MUCH more complicated than needed. I like everything that way!
The majority of clothing was secretly delivered when my Aunt delivered my new-to-me coffee table that she had beautifully refinished. The remaining items (school uniform kilt & shirt) were delivered much later after Meredith finished the last year of high school.
I wanted to create something that was a little bit more than regular patchwork squares. I had seen several quilts on Pinterest that were "Polaroid Quilts". I thought this style of quilt would be perfect for a memory quilt! I wasn't able to find the original source of this style of quilt, but there are plenty out of examples and tutorials out there.