Thursday, April 11, 2013

Addy's Clothes, Year One

Addison Ryan turned one year old yesterday.  The party is this weekend, and I have her present done!  I had asked her mom to save her first year's baby clothes, and I would make her a quilt for her first birthday.  I have made several tee shirt quilts for family and friends, and the recipients always love them.  What's not to love?  Your favorite soft tees backed by a  microfleece blanket - cozy!  So, 28 little pieces of clothing were given to me.  Sounds like plenty, right?  Well, those little tiny onesies and jammies don't give up too much usable fabric!  I managed to get a 6" square out of all of them, and some yielded two.  To make the quilt a bit bigger, I got some 6" x 3" pieces out of arms and legs.  The little sleeper I stitched on the back was the outfit Addy came home in.  The label is on a piece of a shirt with the original pink stitched cuff.  I left the snaps operable on the sleeper so that Addy could hide little soft toys in there.  The whole thing is about 45" square, just the right size to drag around the house.  She will have fun in the future hearing about all her clothes she wore as a baby.  Wouldn't it be cool to have a quilt each year on your birthday made from clothes/tees from the previous year?  Jerilynn


  1. Hmmm, I'm thinking of the size clothes I wear now, vs the size I wore, say, in my 40th year. Imagine enough quilt squares to blanket a whole hotel (if you picked EITHER year!). All kidding aside, Jer, this is yet again another fabulous creation. That's one lucky Addy girl!

  2. Love! I especially love that you included the bringing home outfit, and still let it open--very clever! With quilts for older kids, you could include some kind of pocket on one of the shirts, where mom or dad could hide love notes to be discovered later!

  3. This is so cute! I love the idea! You always have the best inspirational sewing and crafty ideas! Make sure you post some pics of her with the blanket. What a lucky little girl to have such a creative Gram.