We want to remember our loved ones and hold them near. My memory pillows have been a wonderful way to remember fathers or grandfathers. And, now, we are remembering our mothers and grandmothers with their pajamas. This blanket was commissioned by a woman who lost both of her parents within six months of each other. It was given to her 12 year old niece as a birthday present. I was planning to make the brick style blanket that I had done in the past. However, she also had some fun nightshirts, like the “I Love Lucy” one featured in the center panel.
There were several silky tops that I cut up to create an outside border, also set off with a blue fabric. Finally, my customer thought her niece would like a navy chevron ultra cuddle fabric.
The crazy color combinations somehow work. The chevron border gives a fun, whimsical finish – perfect for a 12 year old.
And the entire blanket – brings a wave a memories and a few tears…..
I am honored and humbled to cut apart simple things which hold such dear memories for my customers and put them together to create practical blankets and pillows.