Talk about fun! Making this quilt was a riot – I really loved it. First of all, I made it for a client (who was giving it as a gift to her niece) who has the same tastes in material and colors that I do – so although the materials weren’t picked by me, I loved working with them. The materials came from clothes and fabrics that she either had, or her […]
A customer sent me a box full of fine cotton shirts custom made for her father in Hong Kong. Most were striped shirts in various muted colors, with white collars, but a large amount were plain white. These shirts were made of exceptionally fine cotton and felt almost silky to the touch. I used some of the shirts in the little baby quilt featured in yesterday’s blog, but the […]
I’ve recently finished two quilts for a young boy and girl that had an unusual origin. When their friend Dana died, twelve of her friends got together and commissioned me to make quilts from her clothes for her children, then five and seven. Below is the quilt I made for Collin, the seven-year-old boy.
This quilt was Collin’s choice out of five designs and it features a blue shirt of his, which he got on a special trip to […]
When I finish working on bereavement quilts for a family, I’m usually left with lots of extra material. It’s hard not to stop at that point, my urge is to use as much of the available material as I can. These shirts and trousers are precious and it is difficult […]
In the past three posts I’ve shown pictures of bereavement quilts for Luke, aged nine. Above is the full-size bed quilt I made for his sister Lisanna, age 7. She chose this striking ribbon pattern from a choice of five patterns. Except for the backing, all the fabric came from her dad’s shirts. […]