Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Amy hosts this fantastic Bloggers Quilt Festival.  I think this is a lovely way to see other quilts and visit other blogs one may usually not read....



As a new blogger and a relatively new quilter this is the first Quilt Festival I have shown a quilt on.  I hope you enjoy reading about this quilt it as much as I enjoyed making it.

I made this quilt this year.  It is a cuddle quilt for my third grandson and it is special as it is made of clothes that he wore in his first year...........



I have to say it was a bit of a nightmare to sew with the little stretchy fabrics and I had quite a bit of difficulty in matching blocks to include special pictures/clothes so they were features on the quilt.  The free motion quilting (I did a large wriggle) was difficult as the fabric is not flat and smooth.  However, it is a lovely cuddly quilt and holds such a lot of memories and special items of clothing.



I used cotton wadding and the quilt is backed and bound with flannel from the little man's wraps and sheets.

He loves it too............


Unfortunately I only recently started quilting and my first two grandchildren have not had these - but I so enjoyed making this little quilt that this years model and future grandchildren (there is one already growing for next year) will have them ...... and we are collecting T shirts for the older boys...

Thanks for popping in and reading about my quilt......

I am off now over HERE to have a look see at what other quilters are showing.

12 comments:

  1. this is such a cute idea and I love the colors!!

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  2. What a great idea! Your quilt is so special and a great keepsake! Thank you for sharing!!

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  3. Awww, this is such a wonderful idea! What a special quilt. You are awesome, Fiona!

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  4. That is a great idea Fiona. Never too late to make for the older ones either, just may not be the baby clothes, but still can be full of memories of their childhood. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. That is so cute...the only quilt I finished this year was the Fall wall hanging and it has been on my blog already so I guess I can't join the show.
    Mama Bear

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  6. Fiona I think this is an amazing quilt and I so wish I had thought of doing this when my boys were small - it's a wonderful keepsake in addition to being cuddly! Just wonderful.

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  7. What an awesome thing to do for a darling boy! Thank you so much for sharing, hugs, Elaine

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  8. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous quilt and what a fabulous keepsake.

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  9. It will be so cherished! I love that it is made out of his baby clothes.:)

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  10. What an absolutely sweet idea! It looks lovely!

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  11. what a great quilt, amazing gift. :)

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  12. Great idea for the 3-D items. I bet he has a great time playing with those pieces.

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