Sunday, January 15, 2012

"BIG BROTHER" & "LITTLE BROTHER"

"BIG BROTHER" "LITTLE BROTHER"


My daughter-in-law saved my grandsons' "baby" clothes in hopes that I would make a quilt for each of the boys. They are now 5 and 3 years old. The challenge was to blend a variety of colors, deal with various fabric types and include key logos in both quilts i.e." DUKE" and "OXY".


I started by cutting and reducing the bulky clothing into usable "squares". As I was cutting up the T-Shirts, I realized that the brand labels and printed sizes inside should be used too. I also found that I could leave the ribbed neckline, pockets or the snap front from some body suits.


I laid out the various size pieces on the floor, distributing colors to repeat throughout. The remaining fabric was cut up and used for sashing and additional squares.




I did a lot of stitch-in-the-ditch and diagonal grids but I also had fun doing free motion designs that reflected the image in the logo. Since so many of boys clothing is made of plaids and stripes, it was natural to use plaid and stripe backing fabrics.


8 comments:

Anna said...

Great quilts Janet!

linda said...

Hi Janet! You did a nice job on those quilts!

Sharon said...

Absolutely adorable! Great job.

Janet said...

They are both fantastic, well done!
There's so much to look at on them and I bet the kids love them.

kristalucasphotography said...

mama loves them too...you're fantastic.

noah's favorite on his is the raised duck!

Crispy said...

The quilts are wonderful Janet!! Hopefully they will last a long long time and can be passed along to their own children some day :0)

Crispy

Barb said...

wow - are these ever fabulous. What a wonderful way to preserve childhood memories.
Your fabrics are great and the overall quilts are just too fun for words!

Christine said...

They are wonderful quilts, what a great idea and you did a fantastic job