Friday, June 11, 2010

My Boy Scout's Memory Quilt

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!
~ Dawn

13 comments:

Amy R said...

Dawn, that is FABULOUS! What a wonderful heirloom~

Jennifer said...

AWww - this is fantastic. My friend just sent me this link because I'm the Scoutmaster of my boys' Troop and I've been looking for the perfect quilt. This is absolutely adorable!

Karen said...

Very creative ideas used in making this memory quilt.

Carol said...

Wonderful...so full of memories. You did a great job!

K said...

Dawn - What wonderful memories! You may have created a monster tho - both Mike and Steve belonged to Pack 617 and I may just have to pull out those uniforms!!!! Cathe

K said...

Dawn - What wonderful memories! Both Mike and Steve belonged to Pack 617 so I may just have to pull out those old uniforms! Cathe

SheilaC said...

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!!

My son was in scouting so I know how hard your son worked to earn all those pins and badges.

Wonderful..... you did a great job!

SheilaC

Missy said...

How amazing, Dawn! Really looks impressive. As hard as it was to cut up the uniforms I think this makes a much more impactful display. Great job!

Kate Hackett said...

I remember pack 617!! So cool, Miss Dawn, it looks really lovely.

QuilterMary said...

What a treasure!

Amy R said...

Congrats on the win over at http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/2010/06/sharing-on-sunday-give-away-2winner.html
Its always fun to see a blog I follow win!

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for ways to decorate the church basement for our local pack meetings. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. I hope I will come up with some good ones too.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Stunning-I am a quilter, and my son is an Eagle Scout, and we have boxes and scrapbooks full of scouting over the years. Did a google search for quilt ideas and found this. Absolutely gorgeous!!