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Monday, March 19, 2012

DIY Quilt Planning

The first time I made a quilt was for our wedding. We incorporated it into the ceremony, and it has become a visual reminder of the community and connection that we felt during our celebration.

The next quilt I made was for our son Henry when I was pregnant. Making the quilt helped me to slow down and mentally prepare myself for his arrival.

Now I'm gearing up to make a quilt again, this time to celebrate our son's first year. I want to make a quilt out of his baby clothes. Of course I immediately turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. Here's what I've come up with so far:

Option #1: I like how this quilt is chunky and asymmetrical.

Option #2: I like how there are multiple pieces from the same outfit and how it's color-coordinated.

Option #3: Again, I like the color gradient, but the white background makes it even more vivid and striking. Honestly, though, I'm starting to realize that I need to look at his clothes to see what we're working with. We definitely don't have such vibrant pinks and reds.

Option #4: This one might work with the color pallette of Henry's clothes!

I also need to figure out what we're going to use the quilt for. It might be fun to make a giant quilt and put some kind of plastic material on the underside, so we could use it as a giant family blanket for picnics. It might also be fun to use it more of a lap blanket with a fuzzy, comfortable fabric on the other side.

Then again, I could forgo the quilt idea altogether and use the fabric to make something else. Too bad I already have birthday bunting! That could have been really cool. Maybe an apron? No, that's a stain disaster waiting to happen, plus it wouldn't be around for years and years.

Before I make any decisions, I think I just need to pull the clothing out and see what I'm working with.

I'll keep you posted!

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Krista said...

I love the idea of a DIY quilt as a component of the wedding day! So special!!

wvususan said...

I've been debating on how to do a wedding quilt with quilt squares signed by my guests. Getting married in June.

I love your quilt with the baby clothes--espec the WVU attire!

Anonymous said...

I made a wedding quilt as a school project. I never did finish the quilt. I'm working on it right now. I would love to incorporate the quilt into the wedding if at all possible. Will see if I can get it done on time for that to happen. I love your quilt idea!! Too cute!! Pintrest... is a wonderful site!!!

-Jodi :)

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