Not just another baby quilt. This one is for a BOY, and I'm not related to him.
He belongs to a couple from church and when they told me they were expecting
of course I jumped at another chance to make a baby-sized quilt.
This quilt is also special because I didn't use quilting cottons.
The fabrics for this quilt are entirely 100% cotton shirts that I thrifted and washed and sliced up.
There are lots of progress pics on my instagram so I'm just posting the finished photos on the blog.
I also designed this quilt myself. Winging it means I designed it right?
I got the idea after seeing this Quilty; This Is My Quilt episode on Youtube a long time ago and have been waiting for an opportunity to co-opt the idea of using recycled cotton shirts. Baby quilts are the perfect size to experiment with new ideas. Instead of copying the inspiration quilt's design, I used a basic bow-tie block and arranged them in an "X's and O's" design. I had enough fabric left over to piece a patchwork backing (and plenty more fabric for another scrappier quilt!)
I hand quilted this one using the big stitch quilting technique and DMC perl cotton thread.
I love it!