Ashley's Baby Girl Memories Quilt

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.

Too Cute! So many bright, colourful and cheery prints :)

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.

Front of quilt

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!

Striped reverse side

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 :)

One happy customer :)

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