Disappearing 9 Patch Quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Using some of my two daughter's unwanted clothes and duvets from their childhood and as I cut and pieced them together it brought back lovely memories. I am so pleased with how the fabrics have come together. This quilt will be used for the spare room for my little grand-daughter when she comes to stay:) I am also pleased with how my mitered corners on the border turned out. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just look through your wardrobes and see what cotton items you are not using and just cut them up! Nothing is safe in my house anymore ;-)

What you will need

  • 100% Cotton fabric from my children's old duvets and clothes

Q&A with desna

patz in suffolk asked:
What a lovely idea! Now you'll remember all kinds of things from your daughters' childhood every time you look at this quilt. Makes me wish I hadn't got rid of so much stuff (even though my cupboards are bursting anyway!)!
desna answered:
Pat I was so filled with emotion when I was cutting up dresses, skirts and even pj's never mind the duvet covers. My husband and I started to reminisce about them (now married) how quickly life moves by but the memories are precious. Oh dear getting soppy now ha!
Darns asked:
What a wonderful project! The colors are great and the story is better. Such a keepsake for your family.
desna answered:
Thanks Darns, I was so pleased how the colours came together as there was such a mixture of fabrics to choose from. Definitely a keeper:)
Pam NZ asked:
Oh Desna, lots of happy memories tied up in this one! Oooooh look at those mitred corners... very impressive! You go girl!!!
desna answered:
Thanks Pam, I was very pleased with my mitred corners, a bit tedious but def worth the extra effort.
Scheri Manson asked:
What a beautiful way to keep memories close :)
desna answered:
Thank you Scheri:)
Rayevette asked:
That is a great idea about using old clothes plus great wonderful memories. Thank You
desna answered:
Thanks Rayevette, It was fun mixing and matching the fabrics as well as remembering my 2 married daughters as little girls again:)

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