Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Nightie Night

My Mom has made a lot of nighties for her granddaughters, and some fewer PJs for her sole grandson (he was the last to come along, and she hates making pants!).  Here's a silly pic from a several-years-ago family vacation - all her grandkids at once, all wearing the nightclothes she made for them!
As the last one to have kids, I got all the hand-me-downs.  At first I passed along the nighties along with the rest of the clothes, but then I started hoarding.  I didn't quilt at that time but I hoarded the fabric notheless.  Last year I hatched a plan to make quilts for the grandkids.  The railfence was a second-time-around using the ORBC quiltalong guidelines, and the pinwheel was part of another quiltalong there.  The center one is the New Wave from Oh! Fransson's tutorial (thank you Elizabeth, what an easy, quick and effective pattern!)  I exempted my own two kids for several reasons (not least of which was trying to yank an additional two quilts out of the stash) so I made three total.  The perspective is off on this photo but they're all about 52x66 inches.  I call them the Nightie Night quilts.

I appliqued labels from bits of embroidery Mom had put on some of the bodices. A little puffy but there are several layers there!

I had a blast making these; I can honestly say there's love in every stitch.  BTW, if you don't know this already, sashing is your bestest friend when it comes to making disparate fabrics "play nice" together.  And purple is WAY underrated.


  1. That's a LOT of jammies! You are a good Gran, Sally. I bet the kids loved them, too. Michele

  2. Oh wow. Those are amazing. What a fantastic idea.

  3. I love the bold colours, and the purple sashing is perfect! You have been a very busy lady...lucky kids!!