This is the 4th memory quilt Karen has made from her dad's shirts. Earlier this year I had the pleasure of quilting the three others that had white backgrounds, you can see them here.
I was surprised Karen still had enough material to make this quilt. She incorporated a tie into some of the blocks this time as well as you can see by the shiny block in the photo.
Karen chose the Fascination pantograph and a charcoal grey thread that just showed up a a little bit on the background fabric and blended in nicely with everything else.