Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Monday, January 31, 2011

Quilted Memories

Mike's parents passed away a couple of years ago. Since then, two of their grandchildren became parents of their own. I am so glad that I kept a few items of Meemaw and Papaw's clothing. That way, I can incorporate some of the fabric into quilts for those great-granchildren they didn't get to see. I have items from my great-grandparents and I treasure them. I like to think of those great-grandbabies lying on quilts that are made of fabric that Meemaw and Papaw actually touched.

I started with strips of a pretty cream colored shirt from Meemaw that had red and brown patterned squares. I then cut strips from Papaw's shirt that had blue, brown and rust colored squares. I filled in with some soft, rust colored, suede type material. I intended to tie the fabric layers together with this ribbon rather than quilt it with stitches. The ribbon turned out to be too thick, so I used rust colored embroidery thread as ties.

My niece opened the gift at her shower and it meant a great deal to her and the family.

My goal is to make one for each of the great-grandchildren-on both sides of my family, as they come.


Pam (Rose) Beeler said...

This is totally and completely awesome. What a wonderful gift that can now be handed down to all of the great-grandkids of future generations! (Btw, can you email me and tell me how to do this "tie" quilting ... I tried to figure it all out by looking at the pictures ... but ... )

Anonymous said...

They are very special...I can picture Mother and Daddy in every piece of clothing...wonderful memories.

KathyB. said...

My sister is doing that, and she even made one for me ! I think anyone who receives such a quilt from a relative treasures it.The quilt is a beauty.( If they don't want their quilt send it on to me)