Friday, July 15, 2011

Mamaka Mills custom memory quilt, for a family...

Mamaka Mills is a recycled fabric and custom memory quilter. She made this darling quilt for a family who lost their 5 year old daughter using her clothing and other fabrics sentimental to them.  You can read more about this family here.  I think this is such a sweet service for families. So special... Be sure to check out Mamaka Mills Blog.

This is a custom memory quilt that I made for a family using lots of recycled clothing and very sentimental fabrics. As you can see in this pic, a lot of the clothing was vintage, belonging to a couple generations...


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There were pieces of clothing as well as bits of fabrics from old sofas, curtains and handmade items that were of sentimental value to the family...
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I had to first interface the clothing that was knit or too weak to withstand quilting. There were also some old fashioned swimming bloomers (lined with a waterproof plastic) that I had to attach some non woven interfacing to.
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I then started to cut the pieces into strips and proceeded to sew!
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I then finished the quilt with a double heart pantograph, of their choosing.
The border was done with clothing from their young grand daughter, 
who had passed away the previous year.
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mamaka mills recycled custom quilt made from clothing
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On the back of the quilt I used some of their old t shirts that I wanted to keep whole instead of cutting them up into small strips.
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I think this quilt came out beautifully and the family was so happy with it when I was done. :)

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10 comments:

ulinkap said...

It's beautiful! I love quilts made from baby's clothes. It's special and so lovely service for this family!

patty a. said...

This quilt is fantastic. I am alway so fearful of cutting up the clothing - I just don't want to mess it up, but your end result is perfect! Great job and thanks for the inspiration!

Impera_Magna said...

I can see why the family was thrilled with this quilt... it's beautiful! You did a fantastic job... congratulations!

Shabby Marilyn said...

Lovely and sweet. How rewarding to give a treasure for the family.

Needled Mom said...

I can imagine how much they loved this quilt. Beautiful!

Leslie said...

these are absolutely amazing!!!

Gmama Jane said...

Lovely idea! What a wonderful way to memorialize someone in a meaningful way.
God Bless
Gmama Jane

Janith said...

Absolutely fabulous. What a gift you have!

noga quilts said...

What a beautiful thing to do. so heart warming! A real gift

Shabby Marilyn said...

Lovely memory quilt. I have done the t-shirt ones and such a wonderful way to save memories, this quilt is precious.