Several years ago I made a quilt with this design for a little girl. Now, I was lucky enough to make one for her younger sister. This memory quilt is filled with onesies, pjs, and even a unicorn costume! Her mom picked out hospital textiles and a few other recognizable items for the back. Such a sweet family. Repeat customers make this labor of love even more extra meaningful to me.
I have really dropped the ball on remembering to post my recent work but this quilt jogged my memory. I finished it just as the first day of spring was arriving and the colors of this quilt really did make it feel like winter was coming to an end. I love how this design incorporates both whole blocks of fabric and bordered blocks to help highlight some of the smaller images, while also repeating some fabrics. Can't wait for it to arrive at it's new home.
A Christmas gift for Grandma
This stylish quilt is made from a huge collection of onesies and other baby clothes. My client was looking for a clean, modern look, and this pattern perfectly highlights each of the small images. With the rush to mail before Christmas, I wasn't able to properly photograph so the pictures really don't do this one justice.
It always amazes me how without even knowing the child/families personally, I feel such a connection by the time the quilt is finished after hours of pouring over each detail of the garments.
Merry Christmas to you all and I hope that grandma loves her gift!
Dyllan's mom, Dina, sent me the most beautiful collection of baby and mama textiles including his "coming home outfit" and receiving blanket, and her "good luck dress" that she wore to doctor appointments, and the dress she wore to the hospital.
Dina asked me to make a quilted wall hanging and pillows that would add both meaning and style to Dyllan's nursery. She hopes that one day when he is older Dyllan will be able to take the pieces with him.
I really enjoyed working on this project for a very sweet family, and I think that their modern keepsakes turned out so chic. I hope Dyllan and his parents get a ton of pleasure out of seeing them everyday.
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.
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!
I'm Jenna; the owner of Memory Threads. I'll turn your meaningful clothing collection into a quilt full of sentiment and style.