These custom clothing quilt projects always have a life of their own, and this one was no exception.
One thing that was apparent from the start of this project was that I wasn't given a lot of material to work with, especially since I needed to produce 2 quilts from one rather small collection of clothing. Coming up with a pattern was probably the biggest challenge of this project.
Pattern inspiration: I had saved this panel quilt pattern from the August 2015 issue of McCall's Quilting, thinking it was a good all-around pattern to have on hand.
The finished quilts are about 50 x 60".
I wasn't given instructions as to whether the quilts should be alike or not, but in the end having them alike was the most efficient way to complete this project. Plus, I was happy with how the pattern worked!
On the back of each quilt is the front of a dress.
I attached the dresses with fusible web, like an applique.
It also seemed a fine spot for my label!