Saturday, July 23, 2011

Old McDonald had a.......QUILT!

I just finished a quilt for a baby gift and am ready to pack it up and mail.
I used denim squares from recycled jeans and cotton from an old broom skirt.

I put right sides together using a sheet donated by my next door neighbor as the backing.
For several years Beth, Stephanie and I were all neighbors raising our sons and daughters together.
Beth moved out of state some years back but Stephanie and I continue to call the house on the corner and across the street from ours "Beth's House."
All of our children are grown now although Stephanie's youngest daughter is 17. We enjoy Emily!!
It is amazing to see 'kids' grow up and now one of Beth's daughters has a daughter of her own!
Time flies by so quickly! I MUST have blinked!!

My home is so 'highly occupied' the only place I could stretch the quilt out was on  the side deck!

I used a couple of pockets from a favorite denim shirt I used to wear.

I also used cording around the edges for a nice finished look!

It is a crafted quilt! The squares are not exactly matching......

However I love the way it turned out! I think it is one of my favorite crib quilts!
This will work nicely for picnics or as a nap quilt and later a cover for TV watching.
I like the fact that it does not have a dated 'Baby' look to it, too.
Hopefully  little Adaleigh Elizabeth will get many years of use out of it.
Packing it up and putting it in the mail!

Old McDonald had a QUILT!


  1. I love that quilt....both my Mamaw and Nana made quilts...Nana made what she called lap throws later in life...we all have some....she made a ton of them for the nursing homes...

  2. That is a lovely baby quilt. It perfectly fits in with the rustic look so many love these days, including me. Little Adaleigh will love it for years to come.

  3. I love what you've done with this - the cording gives it a look that will take it past babyhood. You are such a good friend! I can just imagine that the new mum will be thrilled when she opens this up.

  4. I love it, Linda. You put a lot of hard work in it and it shows...what a lovely gift! I love the baby's name!


  5. Linda,
    Such a forever keepsake for Adaleigh...and you know that I love that pocket! If I were to look up the definition for "upcycling", it should say Linda Chapman! Have a nice weekend!

  6. What wonderful quilts! There is nothing as nice as handmade "works of heart"!

  7. Beeeeeeeeeeeeutiful! Oh Linda, you do such lovely work!

    See, I don't do such, and it's simply amazing to me, when I see ladies who can and do, such lovely, lovely work.

    It isn't work.

    It's Art.

    "Auntie" sezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

  8. Linda, I bet that little girl will be taking that with her when she goes to college. I like it so much, it is original and practical and beautiful all at once.