As I sit at my sewing machine, working on completing my Metro Rings quilt, I look to my left and see this:
These are shirts that belonged to my very dear father-in-law, who passed away this summer.
I would like to make a memory quilt using the shirts, but have not been able to decide on a pattern. I think the color palette suggests something red/white and blue. My father-in-law was a paratrooper during World War II, so I think a patriotic theme would be very appropriate.
One of the shirts is seersucker, and another is a poly/cotton blend. I would like to use them both.
I think a dark background fabric might make the colors pop a little bit, but may also make the overall effect too drab. A light background fabric may make the shirt colors themselves look dull.
It's hard to know exactly where to start. I want it to be just right. For now, I'm still thinking about it, and remembering the man, who is missed very much.