When doing memory quilts your dealing with a lot of different types of fabric. For the t-shirts and onesies I had to use a fabric stabilizer. I cut out squares of the fusible webbing a little bigger then my desired finished square size so in this case around 8 1/2" x 9 1/2". Then I ironed them to the inside of the t-shirts or onesies. For some of the sleepers I did the same thing but because I wanted them to open I just had to cut my fusible webbing in half, and tinker a little.
The customer gave me an order to put the clothes in to go from earliest on, and tell a story.
Then I kept adding borders or frames...
and more frames...
Now I had my desired size. The quilt was around 80" x 94". I wish it was a little wider but it will fit nicely on a double bed, and I can't add anymore borders :)
I was a little discouraged at this point because I just didn't think it was pretty enough. I went to go top stitch it and hummed and hawed for a long time as to what to do. I thought I would have to go custom and do each frame, but decided to do more of an all over pattern around each block. I am very happy with my choice and the quilt looks absolutely amazing! It all came together in the end. I did a tight daisy flower design with glide light pink thread, I have used this pattern before and just think it is so pretty. I used a pink bubble/polka dot patterned fabric on the back and for the binding, it all fits together nicely.
I made a couple pillow covers as well from the leftover fabric.
Now to give it back to the customer... Hope she likes it and doesn't think I just hacked up her treasured baby clothes.