A few years ago one of my daughers' good friend, Mia, asked me to make a quilt for her from her first child's baby clothe. She handed over a large tote with just the cutest ever little boy clothe. It has been sitting in my closet since I finally got the inspiration and started on the journey.
|Beginning the project I hung the baby items on my design wall as if they were on a clothe line.|
I thought a clothe line with all the little guys hanging down would look good.
I used three fabrics as the background. Blue for the sky, a flowery print for the middle and a green "grass" print for the bottom.
Also see the design wall? Yes a real design wall finally. Maybe that is why this quilt is finally in the making. I put together 2 4'x8' insulation board - covered in a beautiful tie dye blue flannel.
The first little shirt I cut apart and fused didn't hold its shape as I wanted it to, so on the second one I machine based the top and top arms and both sides - THEN I cut off the back and fused it. This worked well.
|All fused down and ready to applique|
On another note, I got two quilts entered into the Orange County Fair.
|Modern Quilt Guild Block Lotto ready for Thursday meeting.|
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