April 20 ~ Quilt of the Day

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Save All Your Kisses by Leila, LeilaBadblood

Leila writes, “I made this quilt using linen and cotton from some of our old clothes and some thrifted ones. Kisses say it all by themselves! I love to use soft and comfortable, natural materials that have already had a life, in the way quilts were traditionally made. One can tell a story or rekindle memories just by studying the different patterns and shapes. My husband Andrew fell in love with this quilt and took it for himself. I’ve been taking commissions from friends to make quilts made with their own family’s clothing from past and present. It’s an exciting way to work.” Here’s the other side of this 35″ x 38″ quilt!

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97 Responses to April 20 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Lucy says:

    It’s pretty.

  2. Krystina says:

    Oooooh the back… Wow this is really beautiful! Thanks for posting!

  3. Jen L says:

    what a fun design for incorporating favorite kids clothes!

  4. Sara says:

    I love that the x’s are all wonky!

  5. Anne says:

    What a great baby quilt.

  6. Ethne says:

    Great way to use scraps – lovely

  7. susana says:

    Great reuse idea, and what a wonderful back!

  8. Rochelle says:

    How creative…love the re-purposing.

  9. Kelli says:

    I would guess her kids LOVE cuddling under this one and knowing their Mama loves them enough to keep their clothing and reuse it to make them something special enough to keep them warm or just provide comfort. Isn’t that what quilts are for? This is great!

  10. Sam says:

    This is great! I love that the front and back are equally gorgeous!

  11. val miller says:

    really pretty. I love it!

  12. Jenny says:

    I am just geekin’ out about this one!!!


  13. Julia says:

    deffinately an instant favorite!!awesome!

  14. Jodie says:

    This one is so sweet and vintage looking.

  15. I need to make one like this!!

  16. Leah says:

    Wonderful idea and a great keepsake!

  17. Maya says:

    I love the idea of using old clothes. This quilt is just adorable!

  18. sewlindaann says:

    I love the folksy feel of this quilt.

  19. ewebewe says:

    I love everything about this quilt….color, block, green fabric….

  20. Erin says:

    How creative! I love it.

  21. kern says:

    I love this quilt. It’s sweet but not cloying. I love that your husband glomed the quilt-too cute!

  22. Rene says:

    After seeing this quilt, I pulled out some scraps that I didn’t know what to do with and made several of these “kisses” Thought they would be cute with some “O’s” but not sure how to go about that…Anyway cute quilt. Thanks for the inspiration and a new way to use up scraps and “loved” fabrics!

  23. Maria says:

    Beautiful quilt! Kisses are great!

  24. gina Snyder says:

    very cute quilt!!


  25. Fran says:

    This quilt has so much LOVE in it !
    I love the connection to your family by using
    favorite old clothes. What an heirloom !

  26. Katie says:

    Smart! Way to take something old and loved and make it into something new and loved!

  27. Rose L says:

    That is such a sweet quilt. Love the use of old clothes.

  28. carolyn says:

    Beautiful — I made something similar using pieces of all of my daughter’s old receiving blankets. I love how the fabrics all work together despite having never been intended for each other. Using preloved fabric is great!

  29. Manechka says:

    What a cute idea!

  30. sharonj says:

    What a great quilt! Such a creative use of clothes to personalize it! Sharonj

  31. jeanie says:

    simple yet beautiful!

  32. Catherine says:

    This is so sweet–what a wonderful idea. I have a box of clothes I’d like to try this with.

  33. Wonderful and fun quilt!

  34. Somer says:

    Very sweet and cute.

  35. Love this quilt, what a fun idea. I did one years ago with hearts and our clothing, nice to have memories to wrap yourself in.


  36. Sara says:

    creativity is literally written all over this one—FUN,FUN,FUN:P

  37. Sally says:

    Love this! It’s quaint and modern all at once, very endearing.

  38. Christine says:

    How clever! Love it!

  39. Love it, and the title makes it even better!

  40. Joan says:

    this is so beautiful!

  41. Nova says:

    gorgeous upcycling! love this! xxx

  42. Gina F says:

    Very sweet design. These examples are so inspiring!

  43. Ramona says:

    I love using family clothes and other fabrics to make something new.

  44. Kaye Prince says:

    Such a cute idea – great job!

  45. Cristi says:

    I love the haphazard feel of this quilt! Just my style!

  46. Kiza M says:

    Oh, how wonderful! I love the look of this quilt, I love the idea of it and the back is absolutely awesome.

  47. Tabitha says:

    The quilts featured on “Quilt of the day” are just fabulous! Like this one, I love that they’re not traditional and show some flair. They make quilting appear a bit more doable and fun.

  48. Marcelle says:

    This is really cute and original!! great idea to use old clothes

  49. Andi says:

    Cute! I love the back, too!

  50. alisha says:

    I love it’s beautiful wonkiness! 🙂

  51. Nichole says:

    This is beautiful – and looks so soft!

  52. Karo says:

    aw! this is SO lovely!! <3

  53. Katie B says:

    Great idea. So cute.

  54. Morgan says:

    Do I love the quilt or do I love how sweet it is that your hubby wanted it? Either way, it’s great!

  55. Karen L. says:

    My daughter who is not a quilter sent this to me. She thought this was just so cute!!! Wonder if that means I have to make one? Love the idea of going back to the original idea of quilting …. using re-purposed fabrics for quilts. Talk about going green!!!!

  56. Erin says:

    That is so cute. Such a good idea!

  57. Deb V says:

    I like this quilt. I think it is so great that she used material from old clothing.

  58. Amber says:

    The back is amazing – what a cute quilt!

  59. Jessica says:

    I really like the title of this quilt.

  60. Patti M says:

    Love the idea of using old clothes. Instant keepsake.

  61. Rachel says:

    How sweet that your husband loves your work!

  62. DebbieKL says:

    Very unique!

  63. Mrs. JP says:

    I love this one. My hubby and I do the xoxoxoxo at the end of online chats. I wonder how I could do a quilt like that?

  64. Cathy A says:

    The name of this quilt makes it extra special!

  65. mathea says:

    This is such a stunning quilt even though it is simple in design. I love the wonky kisses and the back of the quilt is just as good – it’s no surprise that Leila’s husband claimed this quilt for himself!

  66. Megan Presley says:

    This is a very neat and cute quilt!

  67. I love that she used old clothes! What a great idea!

  68. Beal says:

    What a sweet quilt!

  69. Michelle says:

    I love thrifted quilts. I wish I had more time to make all the projects in my head (and on my computer, lol)

  70. C. Michele says:


  71. Jeni says:

    So cute!

  72. Mary P says:

    How sweet! I love the idea that you have all the memories of a family in the quilt.

  73. Lin says:

    How creative! I love the idea! Another item to list of things to make

  74. elle says:

    This is a very sweet quilt.

  75. Tong says:

    Love the random and scrappy look of this!

  76. Megan says:

    Oh – this quilt is so sweet! I love it. No wonder your hubby kept it for himself.

  77. Rebecca says:

    I love this quilt! I also enjoy working with used and pre-loved fabrics in the traditional quilting mode. Beautiful!

  78. Beth Ellen says:

    I love this idea (kisses quilt)–will the maker share how she made the X blocks?

  79. Diana says:

    Love the red and white 🙂

  80. Melissa says:

    Cute idea!

  81. Beth says:

    If this quilt doesn’t inspire a person to quilt, I don’t know what would! This is so special!

  82. Sara says:

    This is one of the best quilts I have ever seen. The front is cool and nice and everything, but the back is enough to make you stop and stare and remember why you wanted to make quilts in the first place.

    Beautiful, beautiful.

  83. Carrie L says:

    Very cute. I’ve been thinking a lot about quilting with clothes. It’s good to see it put into action!

  84. love, love, love, love this quilt!

  85. upstatelisa says:

    this is wonderful! how great that you use your old clothes!

  86. PeachRainbow says:

    Cute Quilt! XXX

  87. qsogirl says:

    oh, what a sweet idea!

  88. Marcia W. says:

    Delightful quilt! Have not seen one like it before.

  89. Stella says:

    I adore this quilt. I’m looking to restart my quilting, but resources here in Colombia are scarce, so this looks like the perfect inspiration for a project. Thanks for sharing!

  90. Jenny says:

    darling darling quilt. love the old clothes usage.

  91. Beby says:

    eSPEcially love this beautiful so simple and happy quilt ! Thank you for sharing, you made my day.

  92. Becca says:

    I love that it’s made with family clothing! Definitely one of the quilt ideas I’m rolling around in my head!

  93. Erin C. says:

    what a GREAT idea!! i’ve been toying with what to do with my babies’ old clothes, you know the ones you can not part with… well now i know!! thanks!

  94. amanda says:

    I adore this!! And what a clever title. I would love to make something like this sometime.

  95. Margaret says:

    What a great idea for a quilt and SO cute! Love the back also.

  96. SofiAlgarvia says:

    Great idea! 🙂

  97. tia says:

    What a fantastic little quilt! I like the X’s as opppsed to the +’s. And such a great idea to use your loved clothing. Great choice of quilt this morning!

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