Patchwork Keepsake

6 Mar

I was asked to make this quilt by a friend. She wanted something made from her son’s old receiving blankets. I decided to stick to a simple, random patchwork design so that you’d get to see a big portion of the blankets themselves. I didn’t want to fuss with them by making too many seams but I wanted it to have some movement so didn’t want the squares too big.

This is a twin size and it is 20×15 5” blocks (yes, it took for-ev-er to cut and piece 300 charm squares). The flannel was fairly easy to work with after a good press.

For Alexis-2

This quilt was actually quilted on a long-arm by a friend of mine who just purchased one and wanted some practice. She did a great job of an all over loopy pattern. It saved me a bit of time and I didn’t have to wrestle a twin size quilt around on my machine.

For Alexis-3

I did the binding in a blue stripe from an old line, it worked perfectly with the crosshatch back I purchased.

For Alexis

I hope my friend loves the quilt and enjoys the memories of when her little boy was just a baby.

2 Responses to “Patchwork Keepsake”

  1. Julie March 29, 2014 at 10:51 AM #

    What a beautiful quilt and reminder of great memories!

  2. Anita June 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM #

    Great idea! I didn’t think of sewing the receiving blankets into quilts. I just gave them away. And now I’m having another baby and need more receiving blankets! I’ll have to keep this in mind in a couple of year.

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