Friday, May 24, 2013

Matilda Jane Quilt

Oh hello!
It's been a while.  
My little break was oh so nice but I'm ready to get back to work.  
I finished the Matilda Jane Quilt I was working on about a month ago.
I gave it to my friend Katie who took the most amazing pictures of it.
Now it's living with the lovely girl 
who once wore all of these clothes.
I'll let the pictures tell you more......

I'm telling you, if all of these clothes didn't
actually belong to someone else 
I would have refused to ever sell it!
I am so proud of how this quilt turned out.
It just about did me in though!
In fact, it is the entire reason that I had to take a beat.
Sewing from old clothes is no small task.
If you're interested in the process just let me know in the comments.
Maybe I'll have to do a post on that.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. wow!! I love how it turned out. The pictures are amazing!

  2. It is wonderful, and the answer is YES. I'm interested in everything you have to say about the process. Thanks!

  3. It's gorgeous! I would be interested in the process! My daughter only has one MJ but I have a whole bag of clothes that I cannot part with yet. :)

  4. What a gorgeous quilt. The model is very cute too! :-) It would be interesting to hear how you did this with her clothes. I am sure you worked very hard on it since it is so lovely! Thanks for sharing. Glad you are back- K-

  5. This turned out so beautiful! Kate did a great job with the photos too :) I found you through her. How much are your quilts?

  6. I would love to know more. I need to do this with my sons' baby clothes...then maybe I won't look like a hoarder :)

  7. Wow wow wow Lu! It's beautiful xxx
    I'd love to know how you went about it. Such a special quilt!

  8. Wow it's incredible!! It turned out so gorgeous and what amazing pictures!! What a special quilt! It's amazing, really. So pretty!

  9. It's beautiful and those pictures are gorgeous too! What a good friend you are!


  10. I'd love to see a post on working with clothes! This is a beautiful quilt!

  11. wow! What a gorgeous quilt! You are soooo talented!

  12. All I can think is that it must have meant A LOT of fussy cutting and planning. Would love to hear about the ups and downs of it!

  13. Lu- will you make me one if these with all my Mjc !!? Please!!��

  14. I have saved every bit of my three girls' clothing with the plan to make quilts for each so I would love to hear anything you have to say about the process! This quilt is beautiful, I can only hope mine will be half so beautiful!

  15. I would LOVE to hear more about the process in making a quilt like this. I love the pattern. I am planning on making a quilt for each of my girls

  16. I have almost 7 years of my daughters clothes stashed in a closet. With another baby boy on the way I can't part with my sons but my husband would love if I cleaned out her closet. Did you ever do a follow up post on your progress for this quilt?! (This little girl must have had an amazing wardrobe :) )

  17. Do you remember how many dresses you used to make this?