Thursday, 15 December 2011
Memory quilt, some advice needed.
I was handed a huge bag full of clothes at the weekend. They are clothes filled with memories. A year ago my oldest friend had a little baby girl. When she was 3 months old that little girls daddy sadly and very suddenly died. So when her mother asked me to make her little girl a quilt from her daddys old clothes, the answer was a very definate yes.
I have been given free reign as to the design. I have even been told that I can add fabrics to make it more girly. There is fleece, denimn, shirt fabric and t shirts. I have not quilted with anything but 100% cotton before so I'm a bit worried as to how it will turn out and am terrified that I will go wrong. I have been assured that it dosnt have to be perfect or intricate. If anyone has any advice for me on quilting with such fabrics, please, please get in touch. The last thing I would want is to ruin the quilt as these clothes mean a lot to my friend.
I have managed to squeeze in a bit of sewing and have began my dresden quilt. I'm surprised at how simple it is. The book said that it was in the advanced category so I'm waiting for the tricky part to rear its head. I have only got as far as making a few of the plates.
It's week 3 of the advent swop and Julie has given me the most wonderful gift:
A beautiful pin to add to my ever growing collection of pinks and needles pins:
It fits in nicely with the rest, dont you think?
Thanks Julie!...not sure I can wait till next week for the next one!
Posted by Dana at Thursday, December 15, 2011