Monday, September 26, 2011
Baby Clothes = Big Boy Quilt
I finally started a long awaited project this weekend.
From the time I found out I was having my son I knew I would want to keep all of his clothes and blankets for keepsakes. But how do you keep a ton of clothes and blankets besides storing them away never to see but when cleaning out a closet?
So I started piling our favorite pieces as he grew out of them. I cut them all down into squares and began a memory quilt of his clothes. From the onesie he came home from the hospital in to last summers t-shirts. This will be an ongoing project using all his baby blankets as the backings and samples of his clothing as he grows year by year will be added until I have a full blanket for his teenage bedding.
It is really coming together easy and it is fun remembering when or where each item came from.
And how tiny he once was to fit into these things.
My son was a preemie sized when born so to see him go from having the smallest clothes swim on him to such a big boy now is blowing my mind.
I can't wait to give this to him as he gets older. I think it will be a great gift for his 16th birthday.