I have completed the memory quilt for my friend dobbygirl. The quilt uses the outgrown clothes of her adorable daughter, Audrey. This was both a fun and learning experience. Fun to play with "little girl" fabrics (really poignant since my baby boy will be 21 next week!). And a learning experience since I was quilting with knits. But I am really happy with how it tuned out.
Hard to see here, but I used her little flannel receiving blanket as the inner border. I like the variety of textures in this quilt: the knits, the flat woven of a crib sheet, the felt appliques of her play clothes. It is quite heavy too. I foundation-pieced the knits onto muslin in a crazy quilt style, add that to the cotton batting and it is a warm cozy quilt. The setting triangles are made from a pink and brown striped crib sheet. The outer border is a white-on-white print I had in my stash.
I used Paula Prass' Garden Trellis in pink for the back and binding. I like that while it is a vibrant, rich pink, it is not too 'hot' or fluorescent. This is a quilt where the various fabrics are the focal point so I free-motioned the center in a random loop with white polyester thread. I have also washed it so it has the crinkle. It really is cute! I will be shipping it to Georgia this week. Still summer, but now Audrey will be ready for the fall!