somebody’s gearing up to turn 2 around here


wip, originally uploaded by Hillary Lang.

I’m hoping to get Phoebe’s baby clothes quilt finished up by then. The most painful part, the cutting, is over and now it’s just matching up and sewing a gazillion little squares together.

20 thoughts on “somebody’s gearing up to turn 2 around here

  1. Sarah says:

    I can’t believe Junebaby is going to be turning 2! Are you sure?!
    It’s a wonderful idea, and such a better way to remember the clothes.

  2. Lola says:

    love love love it!!! I have boxes and boxes and can’t bring myself to cutting….I am not a quilter (have only made one in my life – and a VERY simple one) so I am a bit nervous to cut since i am not sure I could pull it off….maybe one day.

  3. Beth says:

    Yeah! I have bookmarked your son’s clothes quilt to inspire me to create the same for my children. And now there is another one to inspire…. ahhh. I look forward to updates on the girlie version. :)
    Years ago I found your blog, and while I haven’t lurked or posted in quite some time, I smile when I see wee wonderfuls referenced in the internet/blogging world. I also have an Oscar (he has a twin sister and they will be 7 yrs in July), so I always feel bonded with other Oscar moms. 😉
    Lastly, I might add an idea that has been percolating in my head that relates to the baby clothes quilts. I love the idea of using leftovers from the baby clothes, and add in other sentimental scraps, for a “Momma’s Quilt.” Have you seen or heard of a quilt like that? I envision a quilt that has snippets of their clothes, pieces from their crib sheets, the fabric used to embellish burp cloths and hooded towels, etc. I guess it would be a clothes and linens combo quilt. I imagine wrapping myself up in those memories – literally. Just thought I would share as you are working on your current lovely.
    Cheers!

  4. Chrissy says:

    It’s lovely that you seem to be finding the time to post every day (or almost).
    I made a birth picture for my son, appliquéd with pieces of my maternity clothes and his father’s shirts. It was a picture of a landscape with all the weather we had on his April birthday, the time of his birth on a little church on a hill. A kite with a long string spelled out his name over the sky.
    If you like, you could look on my own blog and see the growth chart I made for our grandaughter who was
    2 last Saturday.

  5. Emily says:

    Oh brave soul! Last month I spent half a day crying while cutting baby outfits into little scraps of what will someday be a blankie.
    I’m hoping it’s less painful when it begins to look like a sweet little blanket?
    Good luck to you!

  6. Prairie Girl says:

    Oh, I just love this idea. Tucking this in my back pocket for later use. Thank you :)
    Your daughter is very lucky to have such a loving Mum! Hope she has a wonderful birthday.

  7. hampers says:

    I loved sewing too. As a matter of fact I’m doing my own dresses and make handkerchief to be given as gifts to my friends. I find your site so colorful and makes me strive more with my sewing hobby. My thumbs up!

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