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.
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.