I’ve been working on this quilt for a while. Each block is made from the clothes of a little boy who died almost 40 years ago from cancer.
His family has kept his clothing in a box and finally decided it was time to have a keepsake made from the clothes. There are 72 blocks and I tried to select a portion of the clothing that showed wear, stains or other testaments to the life of a typical toddler.
As a mom, this was a difficult quilt to make, especially at this time of year. My heart aches for what this family has gone through every holiday season since they had to say goodbye to their son.
I had photos printed on fabric of him and the blocks around the photos are made from the fabric in the pictures.
Instead of plain fabric for the backing, I pieced together the baby blankets so the entire quilt could be made as much as possible from the belongings of this baby boy.
I got an email a few days after Christmas from the dad and he thanked me for working on this memorial quilt for him. He said his wife loved it and that made my day!
What a wonderful memento for this family. As always you did an awesome job!
Your work is beautiful! I also create custom memorial quilts and know how emotional each can be, especially when the clothing belonged to a child. But what a comfort for the parents.