Quilts from Baby Clothes
Got Baby Clothes?
Baby's clothes acquire history so quickly: There is the blanket he or she came home from the hospital in, the overalls he or she wore while learning to crawl, the flannel pajamas she fell asleep in at night. For those items too precious to give away, or too stained to pass along, there is a solution more creative and less cluttering than a box in the attic -- a baby memory quilt that is sure to become an heirloom. Baby Quilts, or small square quilts, come in 3 styles: Diagonal, traditional, and modern style.
Classic Diagonal Style
If the answer is "yes" to the question: "Got baby clothes, blankets, bedding and sleepers?", then why not make a baby memory quilt and preserve those sweet outfits and wonderful baby memories. Baby quilts come in 3 sizes and 3 styles.
This baby quilt shown below was made out of precious homemade flannel nightgowns and flannel pants, it matches the large queen size quilt that was made in the same diagonal design using the same garments! What a treasured family collection of Memory Quilts!
This sweet baby quilt was made in honor of a great grandmother and given to the great grandchild at a baby shower! What a meaningful gift filled with all of great grandmother's favorite garments. It was backed with a super soft flannel coral colored fabric. Simply gorgeous!
36 inch by 42 inch, 40 items needed, cost: $485.00
48 inch by 48 inch, 60 items needed, cost $685.00
No sashing fabric around each standard 4 or 6 inch square block. Can be designed in a diagonal pattern or free pattern.
54 inch by 54 inch, 40 items needed, cost: $850.00
Traditional style with sashing fabric around each standard 4 or 6 inch square block (picture to the left is a Traditional style)
Baby Quilts take 3-4 times longer to make than a standard t-shirt quilt. Each block is 3-6 inches compared to 12-14 inch blocks. My pricing reflects this. Some items included in the traditional baby quilt shown above:
the kimono that the baby came home from the hospital in
a sweet "dress up" outfit,
a binkie holder with his favorite stuffed bear attached
an infant hat
daddy's favorite outfit
I love mommy shirt
Some items included in the traditional baby quilt shown to the right:
the leopard infant hat poof and all!
4 precious onsies that were embroidered my baby's grandmother!,
a holiday dress
daddy's favorite outfit
I love mommy shirt
MQBM loves the colors in this quilt!
This gorgeous baby quitl was made for a child who's name is Wild! As you can see there are many "Wild" blocks. This quitl consists of 49 blocks!
I just love the colors and the them of this precious baby quilt.
Happy Customer! Check out this happy lady who received this gorgeous twin size traditional style baby quilt made with many of her daughter's baby clothes! Her husband even included a photo album of the children wearing these precious garments and the photos of the quilt building process! Wow! Such a thoughtful gift! Kudos to him!
Modern style without sashing fabric and many different shaped blocks (see photo album below)
This Modern style, twin size baby quilt was made with over 75 baby items, from precious baby blankets to adorable onsies! David was born with significant health issues. Shortly after birth, his parents were told that he would most likely die in 24 hours. David was given to his mother and she held him for 24 hours. In that 24 hours, David started to rebound. Today, he is a healthy young boy running around the house enjoying his Memory Quilt that contains the many garments he wore during that first miraculous year of his life!
What a story this precious Memory Quilt tells!
Two Twin size Modern style baby Quilts made for a set of twins.
The twin size quilt above was backed in a gorgeous pink polka dot fabric!
The twin size quilt above was backed in a beautiful red polka dotted fabric. Both of these quilts took an enormous amount of time to make, but the end result is a family heirloom that the girls will have for a very long time.
Go ahead, wrap yourself in memories of your child's baby days!
Love the idea of a Memory Quilt made with baby clothes, but need something smaller?
How about a Memory Pillow made with babies adorable clothes! This 20" pillow is made with 14 onsies and baby shirts.
It is backed with super soft fleece and gorgeous cording. Learn more here.