Making: A Memory Quilt for Noa

It's been awhile since I posted anything new here.  It's not that I have nothing to post, actually, it's the opposite.  I've been having so much fun making new work that I haven't been able to slow down enough to photograph it and put it up on the blog!  Not really a bad problem to have.

So, while I've been away from blog-land, I made a few things which I'll post over the next few weeks.  Let me start with this quilt that I made for a friend from her now two year old's baby clothes.

These clothes sat in a box next to my sewing machine for nearly a year before I had a chance to start the project.  (Thank goodness my friend didn't mind that I held her sweet baby clothes hostage for that long!)

She gave me an idea of what she wanted - mainly something BIG!  I got started.

The clothes still smelled like baby!  Some of my friends know this; I'm a sucker for that smell.  So cute.  And here it is, the finished quilt!  Yay!!!  She only had to wait a year!

Noa's Technicolor Clothes Quilt


  1. This is quite simply the most beautiful memory quilt I've ever seen ... Baby clothes are so stretchy that all the quilts I've seen end up lookin a bit 'lumpy' ... but this is really sublime!

    1. Thank you! I stabilized some of the really thin fabrics with a stretchy cotton interfacing, but most of them are not stabilized. The fabrics were a bit challenging to work with!

  2. Brilliant, Stace! I wish I had been smart enough to request one.

  3. Awesome, such a beautiful quilt! I had a bag of Zoey's old dresses literally fall on top of my head the other day (note to self: clean studio asap) and thought about making a quilt with them. Until she found them and cried at the idea of my putting scissors to them. Guess I'll wait a few more years.

  4. Brilliant - I am completely in love with the circles. That design element really elevates this beyond the ordinary "quilt made of baby clothes".

  5. This is absolutely beautiful. I have two huge bags of my son's baby clothes that I've been saving for some divine inspiration. I've found it, thanks to you. :)

  6. That is fantastic! You should never have posted pictures of that. You will be receiving more boxes of baby clothes in the near future.