Quilt

April 18, 2013


My friend Deb made this absolutely adorable quilt for our little girl - and I love it so, so much.

You see, I had many bags of her baby clothes which I just couldn't bear to throw out, yet it seemed a little pointless to have them stored in the garage.  A small dilemma, until I came up with the idea of making a quilt from them.

I had planned make this myself, but when the time came, I just couldn't bear to take to any of the outfits with a pair of scissors, so I enlisted the help of one of my quilting heros.  Someone who makes quilts with such love, care and undeniable heart.  Deb.


Each and every square has a memory for us.  
The outfit she came home from the hospital in,  her first strawberry, her immunisations, her first cuddles with grandparents...


Our little girl was ecstatic when she found it in my suitcase.  

"Oooh was tis?  Waz tis?  Mummy?  Oooh... ladybird, oooh... teddy bear"  Giggle.  Another giggle.... POCKET!  Squeal!  Flowa, more flowas...  Giggle.... (and then the best compliment you can get..)   MINE! Mine Mummy.  Mine!


She spent ages poring over every little detail when she went to bed, and has discovered that she can store her dummy in one of the pockets :)  Seriously - she is in love.

Thanks so so so much for making this for us Deb - we all love it so much.

xx

20 comments:

  1. What a lovely story and it is truly a gorgeous quilt. But then so is the coat! xx

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    1. Deb did such an incredible job with the quilt - and we just love all the memories :) L x

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  2. Wow! Its amazing! What a great idea!

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  3. Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!
    I wish I'd stored more of my childrens clothes to do this!
    It is truly beautiful x

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    1. Hi Leonie, You could make one from clothing from THIS year! Just save your favourite things :) Lx

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  4. Beautiful! What a wonderful swap!

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  5. Such a great idea! I LOVELOVELOVE that there are pockets on it!!

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    1. The pockets were a lovely surprise from Deb. I never would have thought about using them, but they sure are a hit for our little girl :) xx

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  6. a beautiful reminder of those early years - well maybe year? Deb did an amazing job

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  7. Loved this quilt, all the memories just makes it beautiful and the coat you made in return was just as beautiful :) It was great meeting you too..youre one very talented lady!

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    1. Thanks! A lovely swap wasn't it :) L x

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  8. Wow! Such a lovely quilt! Deb sure is mega talented! I just saw the coat post now after reading this! Both are truly gorgeous heirloom pieces made with such love! This is why handmade is awesome!

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    1. Thanks Jenny, Yes Deb surely has some serious quilting magic combined with lots of love:) We love this little quilt so much. L x

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  9. That is so gorgeous! There are a couple of ladies in America and the UK and this is what they do for an at home business - you send them your baby clothes and they make you a quilt. Such a fabulous idea! I bet Deb is going to be kept very busy. She has done such a gorgeous job! x

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  10. Yes, Deb has done such a wonderful job! Lx

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  11. This quilt was the inspiration for my next project of love . . .
    I LOVE this :)
    Deb is awesome

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  12. Absolutely stunning. What a beautiful keepsake :)

    Kate x
    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

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  13. Love this quilt and is Exactly why i've been saving baby clothes! how awesome was your little one's response?! You are two lovely and talented ladies x

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  14. Naw - that made me a little tear-y. That Deb - she is so prolific!

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  15. This blog world is so so small, really! I happened on your blog via browsing on FELT and am hooked by all the inspiring gorgeousness that comes out of your creativity, Lisa. But, then, I'm reading on and this post tells me about your amazing friend, Deb and quilting is involved, so I wonder 'is it Deb R?' And, lo, and behold, it is! I love the connected-ness I find when I dip into blog-world. Sigh - thank you - all so very lovely and just the 'pick-me-up' when I was having a bla afternoon...not anymore :-)

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