Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Baby Clothes Quilts D.O.N.E.!!

I am so glad I got these done! When I agreed I'd do these for a friend I really had no idea how much work is involved.
First there is the cutting up of the clothes. Then, if there are outfits made of jersey knit, they need to be interfaced for some stability. Then you end up with squares of all different sizes. So what do you do? It's hard to have a plan for a quilt when you have various sizes of fabric pieces. So I completely improved the whole thing. I realized working with the knits was such a pain that I selected to not use any more than I had to. That being said, there weren't very many cotton prints. So I added lots of my own fabric which was fine with my friend, thankfully! I showcased specific outfits that were set aside for each girl and then the rest of the clothes were worn by all three and incorporated in each. When you are dealing with several different outfits, nothing really all matches each other. So there are lots of colors going on, but I think as a whole it works. 
I can say I will never make any more of these again except for the two I plan on making my girls some point in their lives. They will probably be high school or college graduation, or wedding gifts, so I have some time! And I only saved cotton clothes for theirs. Knits are just really hard to quilt!
Each one measures approximately 54"x62"





  1. I think they look great! You really know how to turn lemons into lemonade!

  2. WOWWWWWWW ...!!! you did an amazing job on these ... they will be cherished for SO many years to come! Yey you!

  3. oh, i love them! you are a very kind friend to do this.

  4. Jen - I am very honored and privileged that you took this task on for me. I, and the girls, will cherish these for many years to come. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Karen

  5. Wow Jen! Those look fabulous!
    You did such a wonderful job!!

  6. These turned out great! I especially love the little ruffles here and there. Beautiful job!


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