Thursday, January 22, 2009

Memory Quilt aka Baby Clothes Quilt

I have really, really enjoyed this project.

She gave me way, way too many clothes - I probably only needed 1/4 of what she sent.
I cut them into useable pieces first, then into 4.5 inch squares. She wanted 'no real pattern, just throw them all together.' I can't quite do that, as I don't want the colors to bunch up too much.

A sampling of the girl's clothes:

And the boy's:
I divided both into four similar groupings then combined one boy and one girl and started piecing.
After all the cutting, the piecing went very quick. Wonderfully quick.
Not completely done, but I like how it's coming out so far. This one will be 48" x 72". I'm going to do a large meander for the quilting. She wants in backed in brown and edged in red. I think it will look fabulous.

If you are interested in something like this, feel free to email me at swiperbootsdora (at) gmail (dot) com.

My only issue with this was the pictures. Do you even know how hard it is to get a picture in my house that doesn't involve a stack of the kids' papers, a cabinet door open, or a sink full of dishes?

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10 comments:

Feener said...

are you willing to do this if i paid you ? i would love this ?? i love the idea and now that i am 99% not having another baby i would love to take some of the girls clothes and do this.

zeghsy said...

since any baby i have now and my current baby will be more than 10 years apart (the monkey is already 11), i'd love one for her. hmm...

this is a wonderful idea and you're doing a beautiful job. :D

The Quilt Buddy said...

Good job! What a great way to keep ALL of those tons of clothes that you just can't give away.

I know what you mean about the picture taking! It's hard to showcase a beautiful quilt with a bunch of mess around it.

Tree said...

They look fantastic! You amaze me.

Gretchen said...

Feener - shoot me an email - swiperbootsdora@gmail.com - I'd love to help you out!

Zeghsy - same for you - shoot me an email if you're interested.

TQB - If I just took 10 minutes to tidy up first!

Tree - thanks!

Dysd Housewife said...

I was equally horrified to see a mountain of dirty dishes in the background of my halloween pictures. Betrayed by the sink!!

Hannah said...

What a great idea! When I'm done with kids, I'll have to give it a try.

Cathy said...

fabulous idea! And the end result (well, almost end) is excellent! Love the colours!!

Mayberrys said...

I will be emailing you.....that's BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Leendaluu said...

That's beautiful... I have bags of baby clothes saved for the same project. Now if I would have only saved some time to do it!