Friday, June 11, 2010

A. Long. Time. Coming.

This is  a project that has been years in the making.
 I started collecting baby clothing from both boys just after they were born and sticking them away with the intention of one day creating a quilt, made of  the sweetest and most sentimental articles of clothing that I had from their infant hood.
Last week I placed the finishing touches on a baby clothes quilt and I couldn't be more pleased. 
Here is some of what I included.
A piece of Sebastian's Dash pajamas that he wore nearly every single night 
for a year when he was three...
Sebastian's tiny tee-shirt from the hospital where he was born...
A piece of Brooklyn's little brother tee-shirt...
A corner of Sebastian's original crib bedding...
A piece of the tee-shirt my husband Anthony was wearing in the delivery room
the day that Sebastian was born.
Baptismal outfit...
The tiny hat that both boys wore home from the hospital...
And a multitude of other little pieces of childhood stitched up with loving intentions. 
There is no way that I could have done this without the guidance and support from one of the best friends that a girl could ask for. Thank you... You know who you are.

12 comments:

Leslie said...

Such a good idea and so, so sweet.

Kim said...

I have always wanted to do that. It's such a beautiful quilt.

Laura said...

i've been saving my two little boys' clothes to eventually do the same thing! your quilt came out beautiful - it's so sweet & full of love & memories. these early years go so quickly - i look forward to having something for both of them to treasure & snuggle with & also remind me of when they were small & wearing those little clothes.

FairfieldHouse said...

Corey,

This is the most creative and clever thing I've seen! What a beautiful heirloom you've pieced together of sweet memories and lots of love.
Thank you for sharing your masterpiece!

Your Friend,
Deborah

jess said...

adorable and so sweet!

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Hi..I’m Barb….I am from Tater Tots & Jello...What a special memory quilt. I love & make quilts & they are truly a labor of LOVE. You did a wonderful job!!
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& get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

Karey Ellen said...

What a precious idea! I will definitely remember this!

Thanks for sharing it!

KareyEllen
KareyEllenDesigns.blogspot.com

Can't I Just Be Becky? said...

That is so awesome. I would bawl my eyes out every time I worked on it!

Linky said...

I love you C! :) Thank you. Flap technique. Priceless.
xoxo

mamma of 2 said...

Just stumbled upon your site. I too have saved clothing for a blanket/quilt. Love yours!

1 Funky Woman said...

Ah, that is sew, sew darling! You creative of you, I wish I had thought of that!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Just popped over from a link at Fairfield House. You quilt is amazing. I wish I could sew memories together like that. How clever of you to keep things so you'd have them to make this memory quilt. I kept the baptism gowns that my sons and daughters wore and hope to find a way to display them in some memorable way. Nice job and I am enjoying your blog.