Over the last months I have been working on a memory quilt for a client that contains West Point and Regular Army uniforms. I decided to keep the uniforms intact as much as possible so you can see what they looked like.
This is the heavy black parka. I removed the hood and the sleeves and took out the zipper and pockets. The is the dress gray coat that I removed the sleeves and zipper. I kept the collar intact – just debulked it.
I took one of the sleeves from the dress gray and made a block out of it.
There were two Army BDU’s, one a shirt and one a jacket. I used both of them, removing sleeves and stitching down pockets. I choose not to remove these patches but to quilt around them. You may want to remove them, do the quilting and then sew them back on afterwards.
I was given a pair of pants from the India uniform and the Dress Gray. I cut them up and made two of this block set. This is the quilt top put together and ready to quilt!! This kind of quilt shows how you don’t have to cut everything up into pieces. You can keep things whole, just like you do in other memory quilts. Spread your wings and try different things. It makes for very special and individual quilts.
Happy Memories, Trish