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: