Baby Clothes Quilt for Katherine Sandoz!
Ta-Daaaaaaa! Here it is. My first full-sized quilt project. For those of you who missed my previous post about this project, the short version is that I’ve decided to commission an artist/illustrator every year to paint or draw a small portrait of our family. Out first portraits were by artiste extraordinaire Katherine Sandoz. She painted these amazing portraits of our family:
I love them so much! I got chills when I first opened the package. I’m pretty excited to see how this project evolves over the years.
In exchange for the portraits Katherine asked me to make a quilt made from her boys’ outgrown baby clothes with bits of mama and daddy clothes thrown in.
This is a picture heavy post…see more after the jump!
As I said, I have never made (or at least completed…) a quilt this big before. I kept telling myself I would simplify and not go too crazy on the little details. But, well, that’s what I do. So I did.
Funny thing, I kept calling different sections of the quilt “moments.” I don’t know why that word kept popping into my head, but as I mentally divided the quilt up, I thought about which moments were complete and which moments needed more stitching, etc.
So here are some of my favorite moments of this quilt:
Tags, labels and elastic waist adjusters all lined up.
I wanted some areas with a lot of obsessive hand stitching. Luckily, Steve was willing to take on some of the hand stitching with me, and we spent many nights sewing together and watching Game of Thrones and House of Cards.
The frayed edges of boy pants and the lining of a jacket.
Lines of pants waists, hems and sleeve cuffs.
And, finally, here it is in it’s new home. I can’t believe how perfectly it goes with the painting she already had! I had never seen the painting, so this was completely unplanned, but the colors, the lines–they just fit together so well. I love it when things like that happen.