Saturday, February 20, 2010

A {Memory} Quilt for a Little Girl

With my sisters passing {previous post} I REALLY struggled {explains my absence . . . sorry guys!}, and with everything that was in me a lot of the pain I was {and still am} feeling was directed toward this sweet girl and the fact that she's just SO young that she will most likely forget things about her mom. I immediately made it a goal to do my part in helping her remember . . . so I made her this quilt out of Charish's shirts and nightgown. 

This was the night that I gave it to her. She just laid down and stared at the pictures of her mom . . . so sweet and heart wrenching at the same time.

This rocking chair was from my grandma. She gave it to my mom when Charish was a little girl . . . about Chloe's age, so I thought it would be cool to take a picture of her memory blanket on the chair she used to sit in as a toddler.

The back, binding and border are all fabrics that I bought to hold the shape a little better. Chloe just let me know that it's her "favorite blanket" . . . totally made my day.
One of my favorite pictures of Chloe and Charish swimming last summer.