I wanted to share with you all a project my sister, Cindy, has just finished.
Cindy’s dear friend lost her youngest son 9 years ago this August. He was only 2 years old.
She had been holding onto his clothes and wasn’t sure what to do with them. She and Cindy came up with the idea for making the clothes into a memory quilt. It turned out so beautiful.
Cindy used this Charm Squares pattern at Sew, Mama, Sew. The pattern worked out well because the squares were only 5 inches and the rectangles where 2 1/2 inches wide. These sizes were perfect because the clothes were so small. Every small square and rectangle is from a piece of his clothes. She used a tan cotton between the stripes of clothes and I think it really sets them off. The back is a small tan and navy check. She didn’t want anything too busy or anything that would take away from the fabrics on the front.
She really took the time to choose special sections of his clothes, using necklines, pockets, and appliques.
She quilted down each row, between all the squares and around each little bear (which looks so sweet because on the back there is a little stitched outline of the bears).
I think the quilt turned out so special, using these sweet baby clothes. What a lovely way to put together a memento of things he wore.
this is really beautiful. I like that it gives the chance to reflect on memories and special times. I would be using it as a lap blanket in the living room. Great way to keep the memories around without being overwhelming. And it is comforting, just what she will need.
Debby Messner says
Such a beautiful quilt. May I ask what happened to him. Brought tears to my eyes.
When my son and his wife graduated from college I had quilts made from their t-shirts. They were in a frat and a sorority and had shirts for ever party and occasion. I didn’t make them but the person that did used their school colors . They love using them for picnics and get togethers.
Jane F @ Atticmag says
This is both the saddest and most beautiful idea I’ve ever seen. Lovely and well done. Thanks for showing this to us. Jane F
Diana @ The Girl Creative says
Thanks so much for commenting on my new blog today. :) That lesson God taught me about His mercy and love is by far the best thing that has happened in my walk with the Lord. I don’t regret what I went through because w/o that situation, I would not have gotten to know God in the way that I do. :) xoxo
Crafty Mummy says
Just popped over from The Girl Creative…
Such a sweet idea! (Although the reason is sad)
Wow, so sad, but such a healing along with the LORD..I have not lost a child that I gave birth to, but I lost one that I my as well have, as when I heard of his tragic passing, it ripped a hole right out of my chest and if it were not for GOD, I would not have made it through. The only thing that I can keep saying is know your GOD, JESUS is there for anyone at all times, he is walking with you waiting tell you invite him into your life..please do before you have to deal with such sadness I am so glad you had the good LORD with you..GOD bless you sweet girl…