Memory quilt made of onesies, booties, and baby caps.

posted by Donna C
Sun, Jan 24 2016


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I cut 7" squares from the interesting parts of my grandson's onesies and t-shirts for this quilt, and appliqued on to some of the plainer squares some of the foot sections, a sleeve, some booties, and some caps.  Some of the little footsies can be used as little pockets.  Some of the squares are pieced from scraps of various onesies and even machine embroidered, similar to a crazy quilt style.  I left snaps in a few of them so he could practice snapping and unsnapping.  I had to make sure a backing would show when the snaps were undone.

Because onesies are generally made out of stretchy fabric I had to use iron on interfacing on the back of each and every square.  That meant that I had to cut twice the number of squares, one from the onesie and one from the interfacing.

This was my first experience with sashing and borders as well as with machine quilting (free style) and hand quilting with templates.  The outer green border was free style quilted and the wider blue border was hand quilted over the drawing of hearts, using a heart template.  The sashing and borders are out of cotton fabric.  I stitched in the ditch around each square and sashing.

This was given to my daughter and her husband for Christmas of 2015, to be used by their son.  At that time he was 19 months old.

Comments

Linny t wrote re: Memory quilt made of onesies, booties, and baby caps.
on Sun, Jan 31 2016 6:22 AM

Donna, this is just adorable! You did such a wonderful job on it.  I love the way you captured the little hats and booties.  You have created a keepsake to treasure for his whole life.

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