October 25, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Cartwheels Quilt

My second entry for the Blogger Quilt Festival is Cartwheels - the quilt I made for my friend's two daughters from their baby clothes.  


Quilt Stats:
Size - 40 x 54
Blocks made from baby girl outfits
Background - Apple Jacks in Grey
Backing - Flannel from Marmalade

Took Cartwheels for a spin at the Capitol today. Love it!



I had so much fun putting this together - although I will admit having to stabilize almost every piece did add some time - I love the scrappiness of the finish.  Not too girly, but just perfect to snuggle with. I used flannel on the back for extra softness. 

Each block was totally unique and my friend tells me that when she looks at it, she can remember the outfit and where the girls' wore it. 

Making a baby clothes memory quilt for my friend using the Cartwheel block pattern by Lee at Freshly Pieced.  Loving it so far...

Making a baby clothes memory quilt for my friend using the Cartwheel block pattern by Lee at Freshly Pieced.  Loving it so far...


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12 comments:

  1. The fabrics don't look "USED" at all . Great way to make a memory Quilt!

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  2. Love it! What a treasure you have made

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  3. Oh, ty, ty, ty I have to get this pattern and make at least two quilts and maybe more. My maiden (and now my middle name) was Cartwright. You have no idea how many times I hear the name Cartwheel. I have two brothers. One of them and I do not stay in touch much. He is considerably older and left home when I was only nine and just didn't come back. Sad. I was very hurt as I was close to him until then. So, I need to make one for me and my brother. My son's middle name is Cartwright and my brother has a wife, two sons and two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. So, there are lots of possibilities for future quilts. I think this pattern could get lots of use with lots of variations. Wouldn't it be fun to make as many as I'm going to in as many sizes and then send them all at once? One of my nephews is 6'3". I serged a long piece of fleece for him and he commented that it is one of the few things that he has that is long enough for him. Of course, my first husband, his uncle is 6'7" so I was well aware of the trial of a tall person. Again, a great quilt and you did a wonderful job of making a memory quilt other than the kind of memory I have. Thanks for providing a link to the pattern. Many folks don't do that and then I am very frustrated that I can't find a pattern. BTW - I follow you through Bloglovin'.

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  4. This is such a pretty quilt! The cartwheels pattern seems perfect for this kind of memory quilt!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  5. This is so fun! I just love this pattern. Your version is awesome :)

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  6. What a cool memory quilt! And great location for a photo shoot! :-)

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  7. You've done a wonderful job with it! It looks really good.

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  8. That is a great baby quilt! However, the first picture with the building is so good, I thought you entered it into the best picture category.

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  9. Fun pattern and a great memory quilt! And thanks for the link to the pattern - it looks like a fun one.

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  10. This is really pretty. I love that it is made out of outfits :)

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  11. Yes, this is my vote for Baby Quilt, I'm back to vote for yours!

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