Thursday, April 15, 2010

A special quilt for an amazing girl...

I thought I would share with you all my favorite gift that I have made for someone... although this post is about 6 months late! It's a quilt that I made for my daughter for her first birthday: it's made from her clothes (and one bedsheet) from her first year of life. I got the inspiration from this post one of my favorite blogs; Wee Wonderfuls.

I hadn't made a quilt for Emily yet, and wanted it to be something special. It was a diffficult decision to cut up my little girl's favorite, and most special outfits from events like coming home outfits, weddings etc. I am not sure that all around me agreed with my choice seeing as we will be having more children, however my theory is that now those clothes and memories will be caputred forever.

The design process took me a while, because that just comes hard for me. I wanted something simple though because I was going to be working with all different kinds of fabrics (and some were super stretchy), so squares worked a treat! I also wanted to keep the background fabric as simple as possible so that the clothes could be the star of the show  :) I missed this in the pics, but I backed the quilt with hot pink oh so soft dot fabric. I also added a large heart in the center out of one of her bedsheets, and some ducks from her first pair of jeans, and another special pair of pants.

A lady on my facebook fanpage said that the gifts that she likes making the most are those that are used, loved and enjoyed. I have to say that I totally agree. For now, Emily's quilt is mainly used for snuggling under with her mumma when she happens to wake in the middle of the night  xo

1 comment:

  1. It's beautiful! I can just see you both snuggling under it and how special it will be to her as she grows up! One day you will be able to tell her about each fabric and what it was. Just lovely!