Dresses, onesies, pajamas, and a baby robe are all part of this first year quilt. The front is made up of special clothing and memories from the little girl's first year including outfits from holidays and her first birthday. The back is composed of her newborn hospital blanket and gown along with certain identifying info like her first initial and birthplace. I love the ruffles and puffy flowers!
These photos show the quilt pre-washed so it has that cozy old-fashioned crinkly look right away. Left over clothing was used to make fabric bunting as coordinating room decor.
The NY chapter of the Moms Demand Action organization held it's first quilting bee over the weekend. Although not a member of the group, I was asked to participate and I'm so glad I did.
Moms Demand Action describes the project this way:
The “Mother’s Dream Quilt Project” will be a collection of quilts created from fabric submissions from around the country. Each quilt will contain at least one block composed of meaningful fabric from a victim or survivor of gun violence such as a piece of clothing or a beloved blanket. This “survivor block” will be surrounded by submissions from supporters expressing their collective sadness over too many lives ended by gunfire.
Since not everyone who participated this weekend knew how to use a sewing machine I helped out with the final step. Below are some examples of quilt blocks that I helped sew for other moms.
If you are interested in submitting a block or learning more about this project click the link below:
Moms Demand Action "Mother's Dream Quilt Project"
I'm Jenna; the owner of Memory Threads. I'll turn your meaningful clothing collection into a quilt full of sentiment and style.