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.
My favourite customer, Ashley asked me to make a quilt from her daughter's baby clothes. I have previously made her quilts for her sisiter-in-law, her boys and she won a school quilt!
August's quilting technique was English Paper Piecing (EPP), a method I was skeptical to try at first.
As I work through the Starry Night QAL, I am learning many new sewing techniques. This month I was pleased to try fabric weaving - especially as it could be done while camping sans sewing machine or p…
Sometimes the best way to use a panel is to cut it up! Mary used the classic attic window block to liven up a pastoral panel.
Our little quilting group is making great progress this month on our Starry Night QAL, I'm the last to finish!