Thursday, October 13, 2011

Aaron's 28th Birthday Raw Edge Mosaic Tile Quilt With Grandma's Clothes

Last weekend I made a trip to Aaron and Stephanie's for his birthday and surprised him with his "Grandma Quilt".  Last month, Pappaw was ready for me to take some of Grandma's clothes and start making memory quilts for family members. 
For Aaron's quilt I tried to keep the florals and the pinks to a minimum!  Above is a block using one Grandma's t-shirts and below, the black and white is from her p.j.'s....
The middle floral in the block below is from her swim suit.  This is the swim suit she wore when the grandkids were young and she would take them to the pool.  For this fabric I had to use Wonder-Under to keep it in place while stitching....
She also had an old sweatshirt that her and I made when her grandkids were little.  We put a tree on it out of fabric, made an apple for each grandchild and wrote the names on each apple.  Above the tree we made a banner and wrote "The Apples Of My Eye".  The first eight grandkids made it on the tree.  We should have made another shirt to include all the grand kids and great grand kids but never got around to it... This is Aaron's apple....
Here's Aaron opening up his surprise quilt.  He had no idea he was getting this......For the backing I used a mattress pad cover.
Looking at all the blocks............
Posing for a camera shot..........
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  1. What a wonderful gift that will be treasured forever!
    My son is 28 today!

  2. That is such a lovely idea for a quilted gift! Something to be treasured for the fond memories it contains!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. What a great idea to make a quilt out of favorite clothing from family members! I am pinning this.

  4. What a great idea, how special for your family.

  5. Such a thoughtful gift! Great job :)

  6. Wow...such a meaningful quilt...I love the apple with his name on it. Thanks for linking this up to RoCa and Company.

  7. Quilts are such a nice gift. So cozy and thoughtful. Kathi