Some of you may remember the mountain of patterned napkins I sewed for our wedding with the help of my mother-in-law (if not, you can see them here). For four years they have been sitting in a bag in the basement (after being cleaned of course). I always planned to do something with them and I’ve finally gotten started on a rather large scale DIY project.
I’ve started cutting and sewing the napkins into quilt blocks for a twin sized quilt. I’ll be putting the top together myself, but I’m debating on having quilted and bound professionally. I’m learning to quilt, but I really want this one to be nice. I’m also aiming to have this finished by our 4th wedding anniversary this August and I’m not sure I could quilt it myself in time.
I also took one block to one of my part-time jobs (at the embroidery and screenprinting shop) and stayed a little late to personalize it with our wedding date, location and our names.
I’ll of course post photos when I do get it finished. I still have hundreds of scraps to stitch together and a lot of work. I think it will be a lovely keepsake and a great story. It’s certainly a better use for the napkins then letting them sit in the basement collecting dust.