My most loyal customer, Ashley asked me to make a quilt from her daughter's baby clothes. I have previously made quilts for her boys, her sister-in-law and she won the raffle for the student made quilt :)
This time, I used the cutest pieces of girl clothes! Tiny dresses with frills and buttons, an adorable fluffy vest, lots of glittery images and whimsical patterns.
I wanted this quilt to mirror the boys' quilt, so I used 2 sizes of squares in the design. The centre has 6.5 inch squares and the outer border has 4 inch squares sewn into 4-patches. The end result was the centre is 7 blocks across and the matching border is 6 across. I don't mind that the border squares are not half the size of the centre ones - it makes matching points impossible! The main reason I chose those sizes was most prints fit into either 4 or 6 inch in one direction.
The back used all the leftover pieces. I cut most of the remaining clothes into 3 inch strips. There were also some extra 6 inch by longer lengths that I used for the central diagonal. The quilt is now completely reversible and each side has cuteness!
Of course the best part of making a memory quilt is seeing the reaction of the recipient! Ashley loves this quilt and I'm sure she'll be showing it off to everyone who visits :)
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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!
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