Today we are linking up with Melinda at West Metro Mommy for Super Saturday Snapshots.
I was asked to make something as a Christmas gift using some old nightgowns. The nightgowns belonged to the client's grandmother and the gift was for her mother. She was hoping that I could make something, even if it was something small like a table runner. After looking over the materials I had to work with I thought it would make a good quilt. I found a design that I thought would work and got the ok to do the project. I made the design fairly simple so the nightgown fabrics were the focus point of the quilt. Below are some photos of the completed quilt.
The finished quilt is a little larger than a standard lap blanket.
52"x68" / 1.32m x 1.72m
All of the coloured fabrics (except the binding/border) are cut from the nightgown. In total there is fabric from 11 different nightgowns.
A view of the fabric on the back of the quilt. I had a different fabric in mind when I went to the store but this ended up looking really good.
I kept the quilting simple on this quilt to keep the focus on the nightgown fabrics.
The binding turned out really well. I had struggled with binding in the past but I think I have it figured out now.
I got creative and put a ribbon around it to give it a nice presentation.
This was a fun project and it will be something that will be treasured by their family for years to come. I do not currently have a listing for these types of quilts on my Etsy store but plan to after Christmas. If you are interested in having something made I would be happy to talk to you about it.
Have you ever made or seen a memory quilt like this?