Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: MEMORIES

Make memory boxes for each kid. | 52 Meticulous Organizing Tips For The OCD Person In You: Family, new baby, graduation, wedding, birthdays.  There are so many memories that occur in a lifetime that it can seem overwhelming to manage all the tangible things that come with them.  Baby's christening gown, graduation gown, wedding dresses, and so many other things that clutter our lives. Pinterest is full of ways to organize the things.  Most of these things are organized by child in file boxes. 

Love it all!  Except my problem is that some of the things are not paper.  Or flat.  Or easily put into a small box. I'm talking clothing, trophies, football gear, and those things that take lots of space.

So far I haven't found a fix for those things.  I have found a couple of ideas for some of the smaller things and the paper.  I thought I'd share some of those ideas with you and maybe inspire you to use a few.

Love this!!!:
newborn items

Photo Transfer Christmas Ornaments |  Love this idea to display holiday memories on the Christmas tree!:

This would be sweet to do with sand from the honeymoon. Hang on the Christmas tree on your 1st Christmas:
beach vacation items

Relive your favorite travel moments all over again with this ornament. Also makes a great gift:
more photo ideas

Everyone likes to see themselves on the tree.  Make these ornaments with slide mounts or cardboard - Glittered Photo ornaments:

Memory ornaments              November 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm        This is really cute, Susie!  Thanks so much for sharing it.  Plus, ANYONE could make this – no craftiness needed!             Reply:

Make handwritten family recipe card into ornaments - scan and print, send with a homemade batch or a baking dish/tool.:
recipe and photo ornament

DIY homemade meaningful Christmas gift.  Ornament made from loved ones clothing.  View From The Fridge:

Graduation Tassel Ornament - something to do with those tassles I have:
graduation tassel

Make this sentimental DIY Keepsake Christmas Ornaments this year to commemorate all of your special memories from year to year.:
wedding party

Because it's the last Sunday Quilt Inspiration before Christmas, I thought I'd post a few more Christmas quilts.  We'll be back to ordinary quilts next week.
Santa quilts, too : )  And his quilt is gorgeous!!  Here's a tutorial to make your own Quilting Santa quilt:

"Welcome to the North Pole" by Piece o' Cake designs is a longtime favorite. I love the whimsy of these applique blocks!:

All I want for Christmas is a Santa Quilt!

a closeup of one of the blocks on the Christmas quilt -- The Secret Life of Mrs. Meatloaf

12 Quilt Blocks featuring Jolly Santa plus 20 Cornerstones to make a great Holiday Lap Quilt.

Threadbias: Debbie Mumm Santa Quilt by Stamdl. Made and sold several--in my D, Mumm "period"

"Santa Baby" from the Positively Crazy book from Buggy Barn.  Buggy Barn does these great "stack-n-whack" methods that make piecing a lot of fun.

FREE Christmas quilt pattern. Learn how.

Advent Nativity Paper-Pieced Quilt Pattern at Paper Panache

Christmas Angel Quilt Pattern | nativity quilt pattern easily piece stars on paper foundations quilt ...

Religious Applique Machine Embroidery Designs | Machine Embroidery

wow - nativity quilt, love the stained glass look

O Holy Night ~ a Nativity quilt.  Impressionist Stained Glass pattern from Brenda Henning's Bear Paw Productions

Many of these pins can be found on my "Merry, Christmas" board, but you'd be better to search nativity quilts or Santa quilts if you're looking for a particular one since I've very selective in posting to that board.   Merry Christmas to you and yours!


Katherine said...

Thanks for the lovely collection of ways to use memorabilia and fun Christmas quilts, Mary! Lots of inspiration and clever ideas. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Mary Marcotte said...

Thanks, Katherine! You've hit on the reason I love Pinterest. I love that other people are so willing to share their brilliant ideas and, of course, it's filled with inspiration! Merry Christmas to you, also.