Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Custom Memory Quilt

This is our second time featuring Alix from Mamaka Mills (first time HERE).  Alix does an amazing job creating custom memory quilts for families, and the stories are always amazing.  This is no exception, here she made four separate and unique quilts, all in memory of one father.  If you want to find out more about what Alix does stop by Mamaka Mills, check out her gallery and she even has tips and tutorials on creating your own memory quilts.  Thanks Alix!



Today I finished a very special commission for a family in Ohio
 in memory of their father, John.
John passed away and left his
 three beautiful children and 
his amazing wife, Becky. 
Becky contacted me earlier this year to make 4 quilts for them 
from his clothing so that the kids could have a piece of their dad 
with them as they grow up.
Here are some of the finished pictures of their quilts!

Notice that all of the kids have different pantographs and border/backing fabrics. 
This is a way the kids can have their different personalities visible in their own quilts while using the same quilting fabrics, which in this case is their father's clothing!


Blaine's Quilt
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing
Meredith's Quilt
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing

Becky's Quilt
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing


Grant's Quilt
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing
Custom Memory Quilt Made From Clothing

Read previous posts about these quilts HERE..

and HERE...

and HERE...

and more HERE...

yup, more HERE...

and finally, last post HERE!


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13 comments:

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

What a wonderful way to remember their father!

Pepe said...

It's a very sad and beautiful history!

felicity said...

What wonderful quilts! An amazing remembrance of a dear father and husband.

Francis Paul said...

so lovely! I have made a quilt for my daughter with the flannel lining of her fathers coat. She got the quilt after her 3 year relation was broken off by the boyfriend. It's her comfort quilt. She has since moved on, no new boyfriend but she is happy.
(ps: her father (my DH) is very much alive)

I hope the family will get a lot of comfort from these quilts.

pennydog said...

Oh I am now sad thinking that I could have done this for my own Dad. He died 3 years ago quite young and I hadn't got the patchwork bug back then, I actually don't know what happened to his clothes :(

Kathleen said...

WOW..... What a wonderful way to keep theirs dad's memory close. I just love this. I am pinning this- I don't know if I could pull it off but I'd love to try this some day! Blessings~

Jenn at The Little Shop of Stitches said...

That is fantastic. A great way to honor their father. The quilts are beautiful.

Pen Pen said...

Those are so sweet!! What a great idea and such a treasure for the recipients.

Alix Joyal said...

Thank you everyone for the wonderful feedback!
Please visit my facebook page and like for updates on my current projects!
https://www.facebook.com/MamakaMillsQuilts

Abigail Spaulding said...

SOOOOO NICE!! I have to admit that I almost cried. So beautiful!! Abby S

Jean said...

What an amazing idea and way to remember a loved one. The quilts are beautiful. I am very thankful that I follow your blog and got to read this.

AlyceB said...

Oh that's beautiful and so touching :(

Mary Menzer said...

I'm working on a memory quilt also for a family. It is very difficult to work with the clothes, you want to do the right thing for the family, not waste any pieces, not make any mistakes. I love they way you put these together.