Thursday, May 20, 2010

Putting Away the Special Quilts

Today I am repairing a quilt I made for my son, Kiefer, when he was about four years old.

He's now 19, and it is way past time to put the kiddy quilt in storage.  It is in surprisingly good shape--just needs a few seams repaired.  I made it from his baby/toddler clothes and left-over fabric from window curtains I made for his room at the time.  The curtain fabric is covered with cats--which he loved.  Some of the squares have pockets from pants and shirts.

Some have the applique designs from clothing.

The solid color squares have all kinds of button representing things that he loved.

There are  sport buttons, cat buttons, car buttons, even a Lego piece button. 

I'm hanging on to it just in case Kiefer decides to have some little ones of his own. Or, maybe I'll just keep it.  Looking over the quilt, I have wonderful memories of him wearing all those tiny shirts, overalls, and jackets.


  1. Keep it safe, I bet you future grand kids will love it. This is a wonderful heirloom.

    Thanks for stopping by mu blog. I love meeting talented people like yourself.

  2. Hi Mom,
    Just wanted to let you know that I still have the baby blanket you made for me with the bunny's. TJ used it for daycare, so it has initials on it, and I'm saving it for his kids. It's the crib sized one. The twin size I wore out remember, I was 27 and still using it!
    Love, Keegan