When I was first given the materials for this quilt I was a little scared. I had no idea how to make this pile of shirts into a beautiful quilt for the family. Continue reading
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Five years ago a loving Sister and Bridesmaid made a plan – she would get each guest at the wedding to decorate a square of cotton with messages of love. These cotton squares would then be made into a Memory Quilt for the Bride and Groom. Five years later the squares had been decorated but the quilt had not been made. Recently her sister unfortunately got the news that she would have to have a double mastectomy – and she wanted to get the quilt completed to provide love and comfort to her sister after the operation. Continue reading
I was asked to make some new bedding for a family’s little girl (5) who was graduating from her crib/toddler bed into brand new bunk beds. Her toddler bed had various bedding – a bed skirt, sheet, pillows & blanket.
We talked about what would be best and we decided that a duvet cover instead of a quilt would be most utilized.The aim was to make two matching duvet covers for each bunk.
I carefully took all the old bedding apart, washed it all, ironed and began to assess how much fabric we had. The family wanted a very classic calm design and we decided on plain squares – keeping them 5″ in size so the duvets would seem classic but still modern.
I am pleased with the result. They look like something out of a Pottery Barn catalog. The flannel duvet covers are so soft and the weight of the quilted top make them feel very expensive – I’m not sure anyone would guess at first glance that these are a recycled project.
This quilt was put together using 3 old wool sweaters. I quilted the quilt from the back. The backing is mostly a light blue paisley pattern with a scrappy strip along one edge. Following the paisley curves gave a very … Continue reading
This quilt is made for a soldier’s widow and their 1 year old daughter. There is so much I want to say about this project. But I’m finding it hard to get the words out.
A much loved grandmother turned 90 and the family felt it would be a perfect occasion to put together a memory quilt as a gift for her. The grandmother makes every family member a quilt for various occasion. She is … Continue reading
I was asked to make a Memory Quilt that would be used as a Chuppah for a wedding. Invited guests were sent a 7″x7″ square and asked to decorate it in some way. These squares were then sewn together. The … Continue reading