Monday, May 17, 2010

I want this! - Children's Clothing Keepsake Quilt

I've been purging a bit lately, anticipating a (hopefully soon) move.  I want to get rid of things we don't need or want anymore.  This includes lots of baby stuff  - and boy can you accumulate tons of do dads when you have a kid.  Most of the stuff I've already purged we hardly used.  We aren't planning on having another little one so I also am getting rid of things she's outgrown/finished using. 

The point of all this rambling is that I'm totally digging the idea of a quilt made out of the little one's outgrown clothes (the "sentimental" ones) that I decided to keep.  I went through her outgrown stuff about 4 months ago and honestly I thought it would be harder to purge - I kept hearing people say it was so difficult letting go of the clothing, so emotional.  Well, maybe I'm totally heartless, but I got rid of 95% of it without batting an eye (meanwhile, my Mother was with me and I think she cried more than I did).  But the question remained, what to do with the keepers?  I don't want to just keep them in a plastic storage bin forever, seems pointless.  So I thought and thought and decided that a quilt would be a useful and lovely keepsake.  Here are some images I found for inspiration:

"Butterfly Kisses" Via Kathy K Wylie

Now, I don't quilt, so I'll have to get on the ball and figure out where to get it made.  I'm still working on that part.  Do you all like this idea?  Any other suggestions?


  1. Hmmmm- I know someone who makes quilts! Can you think of anyone? hehehe.

  2. Hmmm, I may know someone who makes quilts.....


  3. What an amazing concept. I want one too!

  4. Do you know Fun Quilts? Check it out... lots of delicious inspiration over there.

  5. It's so funny you mention them, a friend of mine went to ICFF and stopped by their booth then emailed me the website so I could look. Fab quilts for sure, thanks!


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