After seeing the quilt that I made from donated clothing that we raffled off to raise money for my son's school, a friend asked if I could make her a quilt with her boys' baby clothes - of course!
I was kinda strapped for time, so I asked her if she would cut all the seams off the onesies and t-shirts. That saved me quite a bit of time, and she felt a bigger connection to helping make the quilt. Then I began fussy cutting all the squares for the front.
The quilt ended up a row bigger than I planned - I must've been happy cutting squares :) It has an 8x14 grid on the front. Each square was cut 6.5 inches to finish at 6 inches.
I knew I wanted the back to be striped, but until the day I started piecing, I wasn't sure if I would send them horizontally or on the diagonal. Most of the stripes are cut at 4 inches wide, but there were some 2.5 inch stripes as well. I used as much of the clothing I could, even saving some of the labels that you can kinda see in the lower right hand corner.
Despite measuring at least 6 times, I was short on the one side, so I trimmed the back even smaller and added the floral scroll fabric. Actually that fabric was gifted to me by this same friend, so it was good karma to use it here!
I had enough scrappy pieces of fabric to bind, but it just didn't look right, so I bound in the white fabric as well. It works well, and Ashley is Very Pleased with her quilt!
Linking up with ALYOF party. My goal post is here.
My latest memory quilt was delivered last weekend, and it's a cute one!
A new applique technique this month really challenged my fabric folding ability!
Starry Night QAL January blocks complete! Our group made 12 blocks last week for our new quilt along :)
Mary is a local quilting friend who loves to piece, but gets bogged down during quilting. These are 2 of the quilts I machine quited for her this spring :)
Working with local schools has been very fun and the students are pushing me to design ever more interesting layouts from simple subunits. Take a look at the third quilt I helped to make this year!