Four toddler dresses provided material for this super cool tiny quilt wall hanging (aka - MEMORY-MINI). Next up, one for her little brother...
I can safely say that this is a one-of-a-kind memory quilt, and I LOVE it! When Sage's mom went back to work, each Monday she dressed Sage in a "funny onesie." She and her coworkers would "ooh" and "ahh" over the photos of Sage wearing her onesie of the day. Clever mom to come up with a plan for getting others to ask after her baby instead of being the one to bring it up!
This cool collection of clothes included a cow print onesie which appears on the front and inspired the fabric choice for the back. This quilt is full of memories and is now a fun, bright keepsake that Sage can cherish forever. Can't you just see this in a college dorm???
A friend of mine has two adorable little boys. Even though they are still very small, they have already outgrown a bunch of clothing. Their mom wanted a way to display the fabric from these onesies and t-shirts in a fun and meaningful way.
Since their family lives by the water, and they love boating, I designed these two mini wall hangings to be displayed in the boys' room. The background is new cotton fabric but every other detail was created from clothing that one or both boys wore. Each sail, fish, airplane, etc will remind their parents of this amazing and crazy time in their lives.
I'm so glad that I was able to make these mini quilts. I hope the boys like their new wall art!
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"
Recently my son convinced me that it's time for a big boy clothes quilt. I guess he thinks the one with his baby clothes is so "five years ago." I love that he asked, so I indulged him and made a small keepsake of a few items that he selected. He even participated by showing off his goofy side in the photo shoot.
This cute collection of little girl clothes is ready to become a keepsake. The quilt will be a birthday gift from her parents to be cherished by all of them. Check back to watch as it progresses.
I just finished up a really fun project for a family with two little boys. Their mom sent me 24 onesies (12 for each son), representing every month from their first year of life. Each unique onesie captured milestones, events, dates, and photos. Now that the clothing was outgrown, the memories could be sewn together. These quilts act as bright cheerful scrapbooks and wall art. I hope this family will enjoy them forever!
Want to know what's more fun than making a quilt for a new baby? Making a quilt for a new baby out of her family's clothing! This truly special quilt for new baby, Billie, contains her mother's wedding dress, her father's work event t-shirt, and pajamas, a necktie, and underwear (yes, I said underwear) from her two big brothers. Welcome to the world, Billie. You won the lottery when you got your family.
I'm Jenna; the owner of Memory Threads. I'll turn your meaningful clothing collection into a quilt full of sentiment and style.