Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Matilda Jane Quilt

Well....I was super nervous about starting this quilt for a friend.
It's a lot of pressure when you're dealing with $1500 worth of Matilda Jane clothes!
So, I just closed my eyes and made the first cut.

I cut all of the dresses so they lay flat.
Then I ironed some light weight fusible to the back side 
so all of the tucks and gathers would stay in place.  
Then I got to the real cutting!

I used Magic Numbers for my piecing method.  
I decided using multiple sized squares would be the best way to avoid tons of waste!

This quilt is for a friend of mine made from her only daughters old clothes.
So I really wanted it to be reminiscent of the actual outfits.

So I kept details like pockets, gathers, and ruffles.
I had to cut notches where seams were to bulky and didn't lay flat.
It should end up being twin sized. 
And it might take me a loooong time to complete this baby!
But I'm having a ton of fun working on it!
Thanks for popping by!


  1. It looks so amazing! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

  2. This is going to be such a cute, fun quilt! I admit to not always being a fan of the types of quilts made of clothing, but of course you are blowing that away. Your style is fabulous and your friend made a wise choice to have you do this for her! Can't wait to see the finish!

  3. This is probably my favorite baby clothes quilt I have seen!! I cannot wait until you finish it! I love that you kept the pockets and ruffles...adorable!!

  4. It looks great.... Exciting project. No wonder you're having lots of fun :)

  5. Oh it looks amazing Lu! How fun & scary xxx

  6. Oh my goodness! Love it! I wish I could have purchased one made of the scraps left over from her!!

  7. Hi. I am really wanting to do a similar quilt. Is this a pattern?