New Life for Old Quilts

Recently I’ve been making things out of old, ratty quilts I find in antique stores – usually for not very much money because the quilts are in such sad shape. So in keeping with the philosophy of getting something from nothing, I’ve turned these quilts into stuffed animals, pillows and home decorations. The ultimate reuse…

Rosemary’s Log Cabin

This is the second in a series of quilts I’ve done for my cousin Rosemary. As I mentioned in a previous post, her daughter recently passed away at only 38 from breast cancer – I have been working on some memory quilts for both my cousin, and the husband and young son – see previous…

Dresden Plate Memory Quilt

This quilt is one I’m proud of – not so much about the finished product, but about the process as a whole. After completing this memory quilt, I feel like I made a new friend, not just a new customer. This is the reason I enjoy quilting for other people – I like hearing their…

A Beautiful Woman, A Beautiful Memory Quilt

This memory quilt holds a special place in my heart, since it’s for a family member. One of my cousins lost her 38-year-old daughter to breast cancer last summer, sadly leaving behind a beloved husband and young son. When I’m making memory quilts, I always wonder about the person – what were they like? Typically,…

Handkerchef Quilt

This one is actually a keepsake for myself 🙂 These are handkerchiefs that belonged my mother – she collected many of them during her travels as a young Lieutenant in the Air Force as a nurse, some her brothers found for her while they were in the Navy, and some were given to her by…