Friday, October 29, 2010


Do you remember my Flower Festival Quilt? I blogged about it here. Shari Kimbro saw it, liked the pattern and decided to make one of her own. She got the book “Flower Festival” by Kim Schaefer and started working. I heard about it and asked her to send me a picture when it was finished. What will interest you is her story about how she made this beautiful quilt. This is Shari’s note to me:

Thanks again for answering my questions about your "Flowers for Mother's Day" quilt that you had on the blog in May. As soon as I saw it on the blog I KNEW that was the pattern I had been searching for. My friend has a 10-year old daughter. She had kept her daughter’s infant and toddler clothes over the years. One day she mailed me a HUGE box full of these clothes. At the beginning of the summer I started using the fabric from them to make the quilt blocks. I just kept making blocks. I purchased the white on white background, lattice, cornerstone and binding fabric. The rest is all baby clothes (some had spandex and polyester but I made it work!). Once I had used every piece of clothing I ended up with 35 blocks, so I just made 5 more to make an even 40.

And this is the result. It does lay flat! It's laying over a mattress to take the picture. The nice people working at Attic Window Quilt Shop helped me pick out the yellow and dark pink for the lattice and cornerstones. I'm very excited to turn it over to my friend. It was a ton of work but lots of fun. I had no idea what I would end up with when all was said and done. She lives in Texas and we see each other a few times a year. I'm delivering it to her on November 9th. I hope she likes it! I love the way it turned out.
Thanks again,
Shari Kimbro
Shari I’m sure she will love it. What a thoughtful friend you are! This is something to be cherished over the years and passed down through the family. You should be proud!

Thanks for sharing this lovely quilt with us. I hope all our readers are inspired to do what you did. You certainly have me thinking and planning!

Stay Positive!


Terry said...

Wow! That quilt is amazing! Her friend is gonna love it! :0)

Mama Pea said...

It's great. I have a box of Elsa's baby clothes, and someday I'm going to do something like this with it. I have been saving it for just that purpose.

Allie said...

WOW. That is amazing!!! Now I wish I'd kept all my boys baby clothes!

Lisa said...

This is beyond amazing. I love love love it! Tell your friend she is a genius.

Marj said...

I'm amazed that the friend saved all of her daughters baby clothes. What a good friend to turn them into such a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing her story and picture.

Beverly said...

This quilt is amazing. Who would have thought a quilt from baby clothes would be so colorful! What a wonderful friend Shari is.

Charmed Life said...

Lovely story and an even lovelier quilt.

Amanda said...

It's beautiful! I never thought about using baby clothes for a quilt. It's so bright and colorful! Great job!

Charles said...

just linked this article on my facebook account. it’s a very interesting article for all.

Baby Clothes

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.