Sunday, June 23, 2013

Aunt Ann's Puff Quilt

 One of the quilts we showed at the Bluffs Quiltfest Show last weekend was my Aunt Ann's Puff Quilt. It belongs to my mom now, so she entered it in the show. It is made out of old clothes and most of it is double knit. It is interesting to look at all the mom remembered giving her some of them. She machine sewed each individual pillow, flipped it right sides out, stuffed it and then hand sewed them together.
The squares are 3 1/2"'s twin size.

I was fascinated with Puff Quilts when I first started quilting and really wanted to make one. I checked several different ways to make them, as I didn't think I would get one hand sewn. I still haven't made one...yet. If you have made one, please share what method you used.
I took it back to my mom when I went to Earling on Friday even though it really wanted to stay at my house. 


Julianne said...

I love these quilts.. What I did was Layer the quilt up with a puffy batting and I just stitched in the ditch around the patches. I did it on my regular sewing machine. I did not have my longarm then. It was all straight lines one way then I turned it and did the lines the other way.. Mine was a baby quilt. Now I wish I still had that quilt LOL but it is gone.

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty and I can imagine the time spent on making them and stuffing the squares and then hand sewing them together , reminds me of the Yoyo Quilts Mom made . and i would sew the square together like Julianne said and stitch in the ditch but use the thick batting for the puffiness.
Good luck and I would want to keep this one too. <3