Keepsake Baby Bedding Quilt

A friend of mine, the mother of two rambunctious boys, wanted to preserve her memories of their infancy by re-purposing the bedding from their former nursery.  She bravely turned over to my care their crib sheets, bumper pads and dust ruffles and asked me to do my thing.  I got to work on a new keepsake quilt straight away, tearing apart seams, removing batting and squaring up the remnants.
Baby bedding keepsake quilt - Pic2
Four coordinating prints were used to make the original bedding, I kept these pieces as intact as I could and reassembled them into a quilt top and back, each of which I supplemented with matching Kona solid sashing and borders.

I used white thread and a whimsical swirl pattern for the quilting.

My friend requested that I use the original bumper pad ties for a "taggie" type of edge treatment.  It took me a little while to engineer this but I think it worked out well; a sort of tag / binding combination.  I can't wait to deliver the finished quilt to my friend.  I know that she will be pleased to have this practical, useful keepsake for many years to come.

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