I was asked to make a baby quilt for a new arrival coming in October using parts of the father's baby quilt which is much loved and falling apart. I just love this idea so I asked for pictures of the quilt figuring I can use at least pieces of it.
Here are the pictures:
My first thought was OMG impossible, it's a log cabin with stitch in the ditch so pieces would be tiny. BUT then I found myself thinking about the love sewn into that quilt and I'd like to salvage what I can.
Here's some of the thoughts I'm having:
Would the fusible cotton interfacing I used on the t-shirt quilt strengthen the fabric enough that it could survive a baby and the repeated washing's.
The baby quilt doesn't have to be a log cabin, so maybe razor cut the usable fabric out and make something completely different?
Some of the blocks look in decent shape, could I cut them out batting and all, then incorporate them into a new quilt, removing the old batting and again maybe use the interfacing?
Could I applique new log cabin blocks, or pieces of them, onto this one, leaving usable sections open, then do batting and backing enclosing the old quilt?
I'd love to do this, but my mind is all over the place, so please help! Any ideas you have would be much appreciated, you guys always have such good ideas :)