Type of item: Functional
Style: Casual, Eco-Friendly
hockey jersey's, co-ordinating fabric, warm and natural batting
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to make a lap quilt that my ten year old grandson could snuggle up in on winter car rides to his early morning away games. Since he had been playing hockey since he was about four years old, he had a number of jerseys that no longer fit. They made perfect blocks for the quilt. His mother uses it to ward off the chill of the ice rink while she's watching him play too.
What are you most proud of?
The whole quilt is hand quilted using several different patterns to emphasize the design of the individual blocks and sashing.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
make sure you leave adequate margins around any pieces you cut out of the jerseys. It's much easier to trim than to figure out alternative ways to attach design elements later! I ended up hand sewing numbers and figures onto blocks because I didn't anticipate the fused plastic material being a problem for my sewing machine. If I had left wider margins, I could have machine appliqued them.