Andrew’s Lotto inspired Memory Quilt
A couple of years ago my partner’s great-aunt died. He was close to her as a child and remembered fondly the bright floral print polyester blouses she always wore. When he helped his mother clean out his aunt’s home, he asked if he could keep the blouses. So he brought home this pile of shiny floral polyester blouses and asked me to make something out of them. I thought he was nuts at the time and I put the clothes in a bag in a closet. I’m fairly new to quilting and didn’t think it would be possible to cut and sew together that slick, shiny, slightly stretchy fabric. But then in February we did the string hearts. And I had a EUREKA! moment. I made string blocks from the blouses on muslin squares. Then I made stacks similar to the squares we made in January and was pleasantly surprisedwith the results. I just had to share it with the group since it wouldn’t have happened without you!