Here he is with his Harley-D (as he would call it). Shortly after this he had to quit riding, he couldn't keep it upright anymore. He got himself a little scooter and would ride that up and down the road in front of their house. Didn't take long before that had to stop as well....
I had grandma save me some of his clothes so I could make a quilt. Here's what I came up with:
His clothing was sparse and pretty stained up. I purchased some white and black fabric and used his shirts as the larger blocks. I also bought a striped sheet to use for the back fabric (it reminded me of men's shirt fabric and sheeting is an incredibly economical way of getting yardage).
He was in love with Harley's so I used a T-shirt of his as an emblem on the back of the quilt.
A simple design but very striking and it's like getting a nice, warm hug from grampy!
Another project I've been working on for grandpa's clothing scraps are Memory Pillows.
Have you made a memory quilt or something in memory of a lost loved one? I'd love to see some of what you've created!