Remembering Dad – A Quilt for Two Young Boys

By |December 26th, 2012|Appliqued Quilts, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Pictorial Quilts|

 

Brian with quilt made from father's clothes

Brian shown with his quilt which he just received as his Christmas present from mom. The quilt, made from his father’s clothes, shows various scenes with him and his dad, who died two years ago of leukemia. Brian and his brother Lucas were expecting a […]

International T-shirt Quilts

By |December 26th, 2012|Collection Quilts-blog, Memory Quilt, T-Shirt Quilts|

Memory T-shirt quilt with international t-shirts

Above is one of two memory quilts I made as Christmas gifts for a brother and sister from t-shirts their father had saved. His work took him all over the world as they were growing up, and these quilts display some of the t-shirts they collected on their journeys. […]

Rosie’s Quilt – Block celebrating her Homecoming

By |October 24th, 2012|Appliqued Quilts, Collection Quilts-blog, Memory Quilt, Pictorial Quilts, Unusual Quilts|

Quilt made from baby clothes for 7-year old girl

The quilt above was made for Rosie, age 7, out of her baby clothes.  I’ve explained how it all began in my previous blog (Rosie’s Quilt – From the beginning).  The second block in the quilt was a request from Traci, Rosie’s mother. It shows Rosie […]

Rosie’s Quilt – From the Beginning

By |October 12th, 2012|Appliqued Quilts, Collection Quilts-blog, How To Quilt, Memory Quilt, Pictorial Quilts|

Rosie’s quilt (see Rosie’s Quilt – One of Two Quilts Made from Baby Clothes) began with a phone call from Traci, the girl’s mother, asking me to make two quilts for her daughters Rosie and Nina out of their baby clothes. They were 7 and 5 years of age at that time. […]

Remembering Jim – Bereavement Quilt Honoring a Policeman

By |October 11th, 2012|Collection Quilts-blog, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts|

Bereavement T-Shirt and Logo Quilt honoring Policeman

This quilt was made for the widow of a Philadelphia policeman, showing off not only his beautiful t-shirts but many of the logos on his various shirts.  It was quilted with a Baptist Fan design, which is one of my favorites for overall consistency, providing […]

Nina gets her Quilt

By |September 28th, 2012|Collection Quilts-blog, Memory Quilt, Tessellation Quilts|

Nina on quilt made from scraps of baby clothes

After making Rosie and Nina large quilts out of their baby clothes, I made each girl a smaller quilt from the scraps and backed it with a minky of their choice.  Nina loves animals and wanted a zebra skin black and white backing: […]

Quilts for Now – Small Quilts Made from Scraps of Big Quilts

By |September 25th, 2012|Collection Quilts-blog, Memory Quilt, Traditional Quilts|

 

Here is a picture of Rosie asleep under her new smaller quilt.  I first made a full-size quilt for Rosie out of her baby clothes, but it was too big for a seven-year-old, so I wanted her to have something she could use now.  I made a smaller quilt (about 55 x […]

Nina’s Quilt – Quilt made for 5-year-old using her own baby clothes

By |September 21st, 2012|Appliqued Quilts, Art Quilts, Collection Quilts-blog, Memory Quilt, Unusual Quilts|

Here is the second quilt I made this summer for the youngest girl, Nina – a […]

Rosie’s Quilt – One of Two Quilts made from Baby Clothes

By |September 19th, 2012|Appliqued Quilts, Art Quilts, Collection Quilts-blog, Memory Quilt, Pictorial Quilts, Unusual Quilts|

Quilt made for 7-year old girl from her baby clothes

I have spent most of my summer making two wonderful quilts – Wonderful I think for the little girls I made them for, wonderful for the mother who chose and cherished all their outfits, towels and blankets, wonderful for their dad who dotes on his little girls, and wonderful for me because I had […]

Baby Blocks for a Man

By |July 15th, 2012|Collection Quilts-blog, Traditional Quilts|

Baby Block Quilt made from men's shirts

Here is another quilt made from fabric and clothes sent to me from one of my wonderful customers.  She likes to browse in thrift shops as well as fabric stores, however most of the shirts which you find in this quilt were culled from her […]