Actually, there was one bag for each child, but I decided to work on each quilt separately-- meaning, I will complete one child's quilt top entirely before I start on the other. That way there's no danger Clothing Cross-Contamination between the sisters.
When I started really digging into the bag there were some beautiful dresses!
The pink and green one on top has a Lily Pulitzer label-- fancy!
Also, due to the pleating on a lot of them they yielded a surprising amount of usable fabric once I started cutting them apart.
The clothes also had many pretty embellishments, which are always fun to include in this type of quilt.
I always try to reflect the recipient's personality in the quilt. I have found out that this child loves animals, is concerned about the environment, and her favorite color is pink. So I'm thinking a pink animal print plus coordinating fabrics might work well in this quilt.
I was feeling a twinge of guilt over not having made a quilt like this with my son's baby clothes, but then I remembered:
He was a cutie all right, but not much of a fashion statement.