Most recently, I've been thinking about and working on Memory Quilts. A few years ago when I was student teaching in a preschool classroom where the head teacher was retiring, I came up with a plan to make her a memory quilt, commemorating her time at the school. We picked school related fabrics, and used them to boarder ironed on pictures of the students in her class. It turned out great, and got me thinking about using the same idea for baby gifts, only instead of filling up the squares with pictures, I could leave them blank to be filled in as the child grows up. On their birthday each year for instance. I recently made one for my friend Megan and her daughter Lydia who is due in June (see pictures below).
|The front of the quilt|
|The quilt draped on the front of Lydia's crib|