Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Memory quilt made from baby clothes

One of the last quilts on my list to finish this week is a memory quilt made from baby clothes.  I've been working all month, cutting cute baby outfits into squares and rectangles to make into a quilt, and I've got the top done now and it's ready for quilting.

This one is more "scrappy" looking than the other ones I've done, but I like it a lot!  I found a fun print to add a 4 inch border all the way around, it's bright green with gears in gray and blue.  Then the back has robots!  Very fun for a little boy quilt.  It will be a twin size when it is done.

Earlier this month I finished a lap quilt for the same customer.  This one is really bright and happy.  It has her favorite baby clothes from both her children.  I had a different idea to start with, but since most of the clothes were so light it really didn't work.  I'm happy I changed my idea.
It's such a cheerful quilt!

I don't have pictures of all the quilts I've made for this family, but here are some of them:
This is the star quit I made for the boy.
And the one for the girl!

This is my favorite - a Honey Bee quilt for the girl.  Just so much fun!  I have to say that I probably won't be making more of these unless it's for my own family.  They are so very time consuming and take a lot of work with all the cutting, adding fusible interfacing to the stretchy fabrics and are not easy to piece and quilt.  It has taken way to long for me to get around to doing these last ones because it's just not my favorite thing to work on anymore.   I am glad they are done now and I can work on other projects without feeling guilty.  I'm really happy with how they came out, and they were all interesting projects, but I feel like I am done with this type of quilt - at least for the present time.

Next on the agenda - finishing the borders on the Brothers and Sisters quilt!

I want to say thanks for all the great comments on my French Blue Interwoven quilt!  I am enjoying each one, and really appreciate them all!  Here's a picture of the scraps I am giving away:

It's a nice little bundle of goodies, so make sure you go to Monday's post and enter.

Linking up with Connie for Linky Tuesday.  Come share what you are working on, too!


Alison V. said...

These are really wonderful memory quilts! I am in the process of making two tee shirt quilts -- one for my husband and one for his mom -- from all of their old baseball shirts. I'm not even going to try to quilt them myself, but I love all of the different ways you've put the pieces of the clothes together in these quilts.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful memory quilts!