Monday, February 4, 2013

Chris's Snuggle quilt

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that last year I lost a nephew.....

I was honoured to be asked to make a quilt using some of his clothes..... his family is visiting and their snuggle quilt has been gifted.......

There are 21 patches on the front of the quilt... one for each year of his life....


An oak tree has been planted in his name and I have quilted oak leaves here and there amongst the meandering.....


his nick name is quilted on a jeans pocket....


 .. the back is patched too....


the only additional fabric I used was for the label... he was very proud of his Zimbabwean heritage and the colours on the border of the label are reflective of that.....

The rainbow has been a very special symbol for the family so I hand stitched one to the label with his name and room for anything extra they might like to add....


I made a funky cushion cover for his brother.....


.. and a soft pillow case for his sister....


This has been the most special quilt I have ever made, what an honour but also so emotional 

RIP... darling Sos.... so missed by his family

38 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tribute to your nephew and what a comfort to his family. there's love and so many special memories in every stitch of those projects. You are a lovely auntie, Fiona.

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  2. oh Fiona this made me cry i could see how much love and thought you put into this and what a beautiful and hard thing for you to do my friend.Big ,big hugs Fiona its beautiful.xx

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  3. The most wonderful gift that you can give a family or parent of a treasured child... to always be wrapped in the arms... just gorgeous and so much love in every stitch from Aunty Fiona... xxx

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  4. These projects have come from your heart. Every little detail has special meaning and a unique gift to the family.

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  5. you have done a fantastic job Fiona...........so very special........

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  6. Oh Fiona You brought tears to my eyes
    All the gifts you made with such love are just beatiful
    The family will treasure them forever I know
    Hugs xx

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  7. Such a sad tragedy but you've made a fitting tribute to his short life! Well done Fiona! I know it will be truly cherished!

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  8. Thanks for sharing, you have sewn a wonderful tribute to an obviously much loved young man.

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  9. Fabulous Fiona. Well done. Hugs,xx.

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  10. That is such a special quilt Fiona. How special for his family.

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  11. The three projects are amazing Fiona, what a wonderful job you have made of such special items. I'm sure his family will love them. Hugs Wendy

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  12. Gorgeous reminders of a special young person.
    Family treasures for sure.

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  13. Lovingly and thoughtfully done, Fiona. A touching, eloquent tribute for a fine young man.

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  14. You have done a great job with those projects.....I'm sure they will be a source of comfort to that young man's family.

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  15. You have done a wonderful job Fiona. Your family couldn't have entrusted to any one better. I can feel your love and compassion just reading about the care you have taken.
    Love and blessings to you all xxx

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  16. What a beautiful and lasting gift you have made for your family. I'm sure it will be cherished.

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  17. How lovely you could do something for his siblings too, now all the family have something special to treaure. It will have all the more meaning because of the work and love you've put into it

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  18. that is the most gorgeous quilt/pillows i have ever seen and i am sure they will be treasured forever

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  19. Its absolutely wonderful full of so many wonderful memories. You have done a wonderful job.

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  20. It is amazing Fiona,
    You have made an amazing tribute and memento of his life, the cushions are a lovely addition to the quilt too. everything is so personal and made with love.
    You have really given them a beautiful gift.

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  21. Hello Fiona,

    Pure Love.

    Happy memories.
    Bev.xoxo

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  22. What a lovely gift for the family. They will treasure it.
    Regards, Anita.

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  23. This is a beautiful quilt made with love in every stitch. I've been working on a memory quilt this week too and although I had never met the man whose shirts I used I sewed them up with love and respect for too short life and the beautiful wife and 3 little children he left behind. A humbling experience.

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  24. What a beautiful, special quilt you made. Your family will be thrilled with it

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  25. A lovely wonderful caring quilt made with love, so nice that you made the cushion and pillowcase for his siblings too. What treasures

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  26. how wonderful, a quilt filled with love. x

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  27. You have done it all beautifully, Fiona.
    Hugs xx

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  28. Beautiful Fiona. Such a treasure for the family. hugs

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  29. It is a beautiful, thought-full quilt Fiona. I also love the cushion and pillowcase covers, it is so nice to be able to hug something, when you aren't able to hug the person themselves.

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  30. Fiona , I am deeply moved by this lovely quilt , you did an amazing job of incorporating so many things in his memory . I am sure his family are so pleased with your wonderful efforts . Big hugs to you !

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  31. Well done. You have created a wonderful keepsake.

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  32. This is an heirloom quilt, and a true labour of love. Your kindness will be treasured by your family always.....

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  33. A beautiful memories quilt Fiona, with love in every single stitch.
    The cushion cover and pillow slip are a very lovely idea.

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