I have started making a quilt for a client using her son's baby clothes. The other day she brought over a box filled with infant outfits which were mostly made of knit fabric. I had fun sorting through the clothes to pick what I thought were the cutest. After washing and drying them without a dryer sheet (which can interfere with the fusing of the interfacing, that you need to stabilize the knit fabric), it was time to cut away. At first I felt bad cutting up perfectly good clothing, but it is a good way to recycle, as well as make a lovely future heirloom. I decided to concentrate on blues and browns, and because it is for the mother, I am trying to make it less busy and less cutesy (if that is possible when using cute little teddy bears, etc!) I am also using the pants pockets when I can, where I will place fun little surprises.
Here is where I am so far: