I think every parent has saved favourite items from their kids' closets - I know I have! In fact, ever since my son was an infant, I've intended to keep 2-3 items from each year and make a quilt for his high school graduation. And yes, I know he's only 6 years old now - I like to plan ahead :)
After I made the quilt we auctioned at my son's school, one of the parents asked if I could make her one from her kids' clothes. Of course I can!!
I asked her to cut all the seams off of the clothes to make the pieces easier for me to cut. It saved me probably 5 hours of time, and she felt more involved in the project - Win, win!
I decided to make it a reversible quilt, with one side made of 6 inch squares, the other stripes of about 3 inches on the diagonal.
My goal for this month is to finish this quilt: I've got the two sides assembled, now I just need to baste and quilt! Since I know that Miss A is a reader, I won't show any photos until the big reveal....
I really hope she'll love it ;)
Linking up to ALYOF goal setting party.
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!
Memory quilts aren't always cute and cuddly, this t-shirt quilt is all about hard rock and good times!
A local Mom asked me to turn her children's baby outfits into a bed-sized quilt and I happily agreed!
A very sentimental Mom asked me to make a bed-sized quilt from her children's baby clothes, and this is going to be one beautiful memory quilt!