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.