So after realizing that E had outgrown her newborn and 0-3 month onesies, I decided to go through her closet and get them all out. I almost decided to bag them up and donate them, but my heartstrings were pulling me. How could I just get rid of all the sweet onesies she wore the first few weeks of her sweet life? I know, I know...that's that keepsake part of me. The sentimental one who saves things.
So I decided to take the onesies to my sewing room and start cutting. At first it was hard cutting them all up, of course, but I kept reminding myself that this was the best way to preserve her newborn and 1-3 month onesies as a keepsake.
A week later (and several days of baby girl taking good long afternoon naps!), and her quilt was complete.
I didn't really have a rhyme or reason for how I placed the squares. I just went with it, and sewed them together. The t-shirt fabric of some of them made them hard to sew without stretching, but I just went with it. I figured I could even the strips out in the end. I used nearly all of the fronts and backs of the onesies which gave me plenty to make a good size quilt.
After sewing my strips of squares together, I decided to put white fabric in between so that I would not have to worry about lining up my squares as I sewed them together.
The onesies with snaps up the front or ruffles on the back, were my favorite to include. I love the different textures and can just imagine E snapping the snaps together, and maybe hiding little things in the pockets.
The back of the quilt is a simple coral color that is actually a Mainstays flat sheet from Walmart. And of course, I used Kim Kesti's wonderful binding tutorial for the binding (again!).
This is definitely not one of my best works, craftsmanship-wise...it ended up gathered together in some (a lot of) spots due to the soft stretchy nature of the t-shirt fabric, but I definitely think this quilt is my most favorite of all quilts thus far.
A way to remember the outfits my E wore her few few weeks/months here on earth, and preserve them without having a bag of baby onesies taking up storage space.