When my friend's daughter, Naomi, was a little girl I made a lot of her clothes. Because I thought that someday I would make a wedding quilt for her I set aside a 12" square of fabric from a lot of the garments I had made for her.
When she got married several years ago I made a 4-Patch Posie quilt for her instead......
......and I set aside the fabric squares for a "someday" baby quilt. When I learned that she is expecting I got out the scraps and started on her quilt. I looked through my stash to see if I had any larger pieces of those fabrics I had saved and kept finding more and more fabrics that I just knew I had used for her little dresses.
This is the finished quilt. I wasn't able to use enough of the fabrics on the front because there were so many, so I used them on the back and also in the binding. This is the most special quilt ever! Naomi's baby dress fabrics in her baby girl's quilt! I even hand-quilted it.
I thought it would be fun to include in this post some photos of Naomi wearing the dresses I made for her. But when I looked through all my photos, I could only find pics of her little sister, Joanna in dresses out of most of these fabrics. Hmmmm, I know kids wear hand-me-downs, but why are there so many photos of Joanna opening gifts from me - gifts of little home-made dresses? Little home-made dresses made from these fabrics?
Yup, I'm a doofus. Some of the fabrics in this quilt actually are from Naomi's clothes, but a lot of them are from Joanna's clothes. I didn't figure it out until I had already named the quilt "Memories of Naomi" and mailed it to her, just in time for the baby to arrive in a few weeks. She was really happy when she received it and thinks it's just beautiful. But, for some strange reason she didn't mention my great idea of only using fabrics from the clothes I made for her. (Silly Me!)