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:

Susan said...

A lovely treasure. Hugs

Jan said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Tarnyia said...

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

Elyte said...

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

Chookyblue...... said...

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

retdairyqueen said...

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

Cheryll said...

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!

Sue SA said...

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

Jeanette said...

Fabulous Fiona. Well done. Hugs,xx.

Christine M said...

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

KaHolly said...

I'm speechless. Wow!

Charlie and Wendy said...

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

Mistea said...

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

Grammasheri said...

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

Jennifer said...

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.

Michelle Ridgway said...

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

Susan said...

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

Tracy said...

Simply lovely Fiona.

Jane Galley said...

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

Too many eggs said...

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

Janet said...

A work of love Fiona.

katherine said...

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

marina said...

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.

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Pure Love.

Happy memories.
Bev.xoxo

Anita said...

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

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful...a very caring gift....

Sue said...

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.

Cheryl said...

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

Chrissie said...

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

Wendy said...

how wonderful, a quilt filled with love. x

Marilyn said...

You have done it all beautifully, Fiona.
Hugs xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Beautiful Fiona. Such a treasure for the family. hugs

Sisbabestitches said...

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.

Sheila said...

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 !

Karen said...

Well done. You have created a wonderful keepsake.

Nicky said...

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

Narelle said...

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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