cross stitched quilt

A Quilt From The Past

I was reminded of this quilt by a stitchy friend last week:

Disney quilt

I made this quilt back in 1996 when I was pregnant with my youngest son.  I had found a few Disney cross stitch patterns, but not enough to make the quilt.  So I turned to coloring books, magazine pictures and book covers to make my own patterns.  I used a product called Graph X to overlay a grid onto my picture and copied it.  Here is some of my workings out on paper.

working pics for quiltIt’s neat to look back and see what I did way back then, before all of the technology of today.  I’m not sure I would put so much work into a project today, but I wanted a quilt to match the mint green pattern of a Disney bedroom set that was being phased out at the time.  I think I was able to get everything except a quilt, so I made my own.  I was reminded of this quilt last week when a sweet stitchy friend sent me a graphed out pattern of Agnes, from Despicable Me.  I asked how she did it and she told me Pic 2 Pat. It is a website that will turn just about any picture into a cross stitch pattern, complete with color legend.  AWESOME!!!  I have been looking for Princess Tiana cross stitch kits and have been unsuccessful, so this is my next best thing.  Now to find the perfect pictured of Princess Tiana to put into an afghan.  Here are some close-ups of a couple of the patterns I designed from a coloring book picture,  magazine picture, or  book cover.



pluto with ball

This was a very loved quilt by my youngest and has been patched in a few places and the fabric is wearing thin on the back.  But it is a nice keepsake for him when he has his own children some day.  If you have stitched a pattern from Pic 2 Pat, let me know how you liked it.

15 thoughts on “A Quilt From The Past

    1. Thanks, Johanna. Like I said, I probably wouldn’t do all that work today. And thanks to Pic 2 Pat, I guess I won’t have to ever again 🙂


  1. oh this is such gorgeous quilt and what a neat idea to use the graph paper as the pattern paper.. you’ve just inspired me to do another project.. than k you for sharing this beautiful post.. 😀


  2. That is an adorable quilt and must be extra special with all the work you put into designing it. So clever to use graph paper. We take the technology for granted nowadays, don’t we 🙂


    1. Thank you, Carole. It is amazing what we can do with technology today and how fast. The time it took me to do one pattern back then, can now be done in a matter of minutes today. Wow!


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    1. Thank you Pillows-A-La-Mode. I will hang on to it and maybe my son would like it when he has children some day. And you are the amazing one with all of your craftiness! You are so creative.


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