When my mom passed away eleven years ago, I saved two of her favorite nightgowns. They were satin-y on the outside and flannel-ish on the inside... so warm and pretty! At the time, I didn't know what I'd do with them; I just loved them and wanted to hold onto them.
When we found out that my brother's oldest daughter would soon have the first great-grandchild in the family, I knew what to do with those gowns... I'd make quilts so the great-grandchildren would have a piece of their Lulu. Mom's name was Coy Lou; her "grandma name" was Lulu.
Pictured above is my lovely niece, Rachel, with the first Lulu quilt, made for her son Nolan. The satin-y circles are from one of mom's gowns. The other circles are white minky and an aqua gingham. The background fabric is Kona snow. I bound it with the gingham. For the life of me, I can't remember what I used for the back! I'll have to ask Rachel...
I had a "ball" making this quilt! (Sorry; couldn't resist!) I appliqued the circles by machine using a blanket stitch. The quilting was done in concentric circles around the appliques, and then echoed to fill the rest of the negative space. The photo was taken at a funny angle so the quilt looks very narrow. It is actually about 36" by 45."