I have been given the pleasure of being picked to do a memory
quilt for a little guy of 9 months that died of a terrible disease.
I had made a quilt for him when he was born, I felt so bad for
his family, I said two things i can do, one is pray and one is
make him a quilt to give him hugs. Well, they appreciated
the quilt so much, they want me to take his clothes (5 bags)
each bag would go to a certain family member with it's theme.
I am going to start this weekend, it is so hard to cut those little
clothes. But I figure I would do a small nine patch, using the
center one as maybe the jersey material and around it cotton,
and spray starch it, and use the "X Block" ruller to make
it look like a patchwork quilt. I do have a little of the backing
of the original quilt I will put a block of the material into it.
I was going to use the flannel receiving blankets for the backing.
Should I tied them, or should I try and get them machine quilted?
This is a big undertaking, but I do realize she has no idea the
work involved, but that is okay. It is for a great cause. i am not
making them big maybe between a crib and throw size. I kept
thinking what would people actually do with them??? Any comments
or suggestions?? Thanks for help.