Awesome baby clothes quilt today from Andra who blogs at Simplify and Quilt. I want to do this with my children's clothing someday. Such a beautiful way to preserve them!! Except I think my boys would have to share one quilt with all the handing down :) This quilt is beautifully quilted to boot! I had fun looking at all the little details. Stop by Simplify and Quilt to see other great finishes by Andra on her sidebar. Thanks for sharing!
This quilt was created, for a family friend, with all the baby clothes from their one child. I received a huge, moving box full of clothes, in the mail. The mother was having such a hard time thinking about getting rid of her daughter’s precious clothes that she decided a quilt was in order.
I tried to preserve all the cute appliques, iron on pictures, embroidery, ruffles and buttons that were the focus of most of the clothing items.
I also included pockets from little pairs of jeans, some pieces of receiving blankets, and even a bib. Almost all of the pieces had to be backed with iron on interfacing so that they would not stretch, just as you would use with any T-shirt quilt.
The quilt went home with its family on July 5th. They were very pleased and I have heard that the extended family literally spent hours looking at each block. The little girl, who is now five, delighted in seeing her old clothes. I think she specifically liked the frog “princess” in the middle.