The Project Quilting Challenge this week sparked me to make the memory quilt from Bobby's old Scout uniform components that I've been meaning to get around to. (The challenge this week was to make a quilt from recycled materials that had all had a life as something else before this quilt, and to embellish it with at least three different materials).
I cut up, rather mercilessly, his cub scout and boy scout shirts, which I have to say was a little bit scary. These included his official uniform shirts from Cubs and Boy Scouts, his Tiger Cub Tee Shirt and Pack and Troop Tees. I also had two of his Bandanas, from Bear and Webelos Cubs that I cut up and pieced through out the quilt.
The embellishments for the quilt include all of his award and council patches, award ribbons, pins, button, and his bandana slides.
I even pieced the backing with leftover uniform pieces, and then included a pocket from a pair of cub scout pants to keep small keepsakes in. I still need to make a label for the quilt though.
So now it's hanging in our basement rec room where my husband hosted years of den meetings, and tons of raucous cub scout memories linger :)
Enjoy the day!