Wednesday, August 26, 2015

First Year Clothes Quilt

My nephew's wife asked me to make a quilt with her one year old's clothes. I had not done this before but she found a picture on Pinterest for inspiration so I went from there. It was a similar technique as doing a T-shirt quilt really, except with 'flags' or 'pennants'.
 The picture I saw had smaller bits of the clothes but since these were special clothes she wanted more of the detailing to show. 
I just happened to have a nice triangle ruler that worked well so the cutting was easy.
 I used a very soft interfacing on the back of the clothes so they would not stretch as I sewed them and would keep a little body after the quilt was made.
 I also cut small strips - 3/4" of the fusible Wonder Under to lay on the outside edges to bond the pieces, so the zigzagged edge would sew better. I rough cut the pieces at first, added the interfacing then fusible THEN cut with the ruler so my edges would be nice and sharp.
 I added his name at the bottom . . .
and just thought this little shirt with buttons was so cute, too!
 Here's the full quilt! Just looks like some little clotheslines to me with all the clothes hanging on it.
 I quilted a fun freehand swirl design. 


Nancy said...

This is just the cutest quilt...

Donna~~ said...

It turned out wonderfully!