Saturday, May 14, 2011

T- Shirt Quilt

This quilt was made for Charles Schall.  He served in Vietnam in the 60's/70's. He flew in a 2 person plane called the Grumann OV-1 Mohawk. It was a surveillance plane.  He was the spotter not the pilot. You can read about this plane on the following website 
Mr. Schall has been attending the annual reunions for the last 22 yrs and has saved his t-shirts.  He heard that I make memory quilts and asked me to do his t-shirts into a quilt.
The final quilt measured 68"x82". The t-shirts were stabilized and the sashing and backing  was a marbled chocolate brown cotton fabric.
I love doing memory quilts as they bring such good feelings and happy memories to those who receive them.
This picture is of Mr and Mrs Schall on the day they picked up their quilt from me.    Mr. Schall attends the Veterans day celebrations in Las Vegas NV every year, and marches in a  parade along with around 100 other members of this organization.