Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Twin boys lost, special quilts made...

Sadly often times quilts are made in sadness to bring loved ones comfort. These are my favorite stories. When you can pour all your sadness and love into creating a quilt to bring some peace to those hurting.  This story is from AJ of  AJ's Antics. She made these quilts for a loss of two little boys....thanks for sharing your story AJ. We are sorry for the loss of Samuel and Jack.

These two little quilts came about out of pure sadness.

Today is Jack and Samuel’s due date.

Although being twins they would have been delivered earlier and therefore already in loving arms, instead they are in a different pair of loving arms. Jack and Samuel were born at just 19 weeks and 1 day and sadly passed into God's kingdom shortly after. Although perfect they were just too little to survive.

My cousin and her husband and their small daughter have been burdened with a terrible heartache that will stay with them forever.

I made their big sister a quilt for her birth and after hearing the news of their passing I decided that they still deserved to have some little quilts to honour their births too.



I had been saving this Amy Butler fabric for something special and I couldn't think of anything better to use it for. I decided on two different quilts because although there were twins they were also individuals. The heart blocks I though appropriate as they will always remain in our hearts forever. I was planning on making them a bit smaller but my head wasn't in the right place to be working out measurements and re-sizing the blocks.

I used my machine to stitch their names, birth date and times onto the corner of the front. Although I know it is not something that their mother will ever forget.



These two little boys were and still are so loved. I think of them often and wish that they were here with us right now.

Rest in Peace Jack and Samuel We love you!

Thanks AJ for sharing your sweet story. Bless your family. Everyone be sure to check out her blog. Some fun inspiring stuff happening over there...and she just did her (edited 700th) post!!! Can you imagine???

14 comments:

AJ said...

Thank you for sharing Jack and Samuel's quilts. I know their Mum is very appreciative too.

PS. My post count is closer to 700 than 400 ;) I ramble a lot!! lol

emedoodle said...

Thanks for posting these today. Such inspiration for us. I've been wondering if people do that... make quilts for a loved one when they've lost someone. A friend of a friend just lost her baby girl, stillbirth... I can't imagine. And I'm in the process of making her a little quilt in her memory. Simple yet sweet, and something to hold on to after such a great loss. Thanks for showing us these!

Heather said...

Such a sad story! I am so sorry about the babies! Beautiful quilts!

Rene' Sharp said...

What a touching story!! Makes you realise how blessed you are not to have had to experience such tragedy!! Beautiful quilts!!!

Ivory Spring said...

What a moving story.... It's so thought of AJ to make those quilts for the boys....

P. said...

My heart goes out to the parents on the loss of their twins boys. What a moving tribute you have made in these beautiful little quilts to honor their memory.

Megan said...

This story makes me so sad, but what you've done for them is so lovely. Not only something to remember them by, but something warm and snuggly to cry in to.

Helen said...

These are lovely AJ. You have a big heart. xx

Sue said...

My nephew lived for less than an hour. The quilt his parents held him in means a lot to his parents, even after almost ten years. I'm sure the quilts will mean a lot to the twins mum and dad, too.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

You've given Jack and Samuel's a beautiful gift...something tangible to remind them of their sweet baby boys. The quilts are simply gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. Happy Sewing to you. :o)

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p.s.phyllis sews said...

So glad you went ahead and did their quilts. This family will have a wonderful remembrance of this difficult time. Thanks for sharing.

Rita E said...

What a beautiful quilt story ... thank you for sharing.

amylouwho said...

what a wonderful keepsake. thanks for sharing.

AJ said...

4 years this week... still very much loved and missed