Making a quilt from fabric remnants and old dresses

Making a quilt

I finally started a project which I have been wanting to start for a long time. For years I have been gathering fabric remnants with the idea of making a quilt with them. There are all sorts of little pieces of fabric that I kept because I liked them. I inherited some from my mother and some were given to me by my aunt. I also kept some dresses my girls have worn (including Emilie’s girls, my friend’s twins and Helen’s girls, as I like clothes to live a long and healthy life!). All of the fabric pieces are so pretty, and all have meaning to me.

Phase one in the process of making a quilt was cutting the fabric in to useable pieces and laying them onto the table to see if they would work together. Despite the randomness of the collection, they do, I think! Step two is washing and ironing all of the pieces. And then the next step will be to cut them into pieces, ready to sew. Now the big question is — what sort of quilt shall I make? I kind of like the idea of a more random one, with different sizes of fabric and not using white as a backdrop like I did the first time I made a quilt.

Speaking of quilts — have you seen the first community quilt made by Ace&Jig fans? So beautiful! I love the idea of the community working together. It reminds me of the blanket of love which we made after a dear friend lost a child.

xxx Esther


Comments (2)

October 4, 2018

Have you started making the quilt yet.

Esther in Amsterdam
October 4, 2018

It’s a loooooong process 😉

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