As I have been quilting quite a bit lately, a new idea came to my mind a few months back. A Memory Quilt for my Mom and Dad’s anniversary. It turned out better than I expected and packed full of fun memories.
With 8 children, my parents have been through a lot, together for 53 years. I thought it would be fun to get all the siblings to donate fabric for a family quilt. They all came through. Here is a photo of my family below, I am the baby of the family, the cutest one on the bottom right. This was taken sometime in the 80’s. I love the hairstyles and brown coordinated clothing.
The 10×10 squares were quilted, stitched, ironed on, and fun printed fabric. Each square represents a memory, something about us, or something fun about my mom and dad. Here are just a few of them explained:
- We used to own chickens
- We love to play PIT
- My mom makes the best chocolate chip pancakes
- My mom plays piano and sang in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
- My dad loves to read Louis L’amour books
- My dad has taken us all out fishing on his trolling boat
- “Good Kid Money” my dad would give us
- M&M’s my dad loves to give to the grandkids
- A large squirrel caught in the house by Jared
- Ice Cream is a big part of the Holt house, especially homemade
- My dad used to pull our loose teeth out with pliers! Talk to my sister Steph about that one!
My sister and I presented the top portion to my mom and dad, then we got out my mom’s quilt frames and tied it all together. I am so excited for how it turned out. Thank you to all my loving family for helping me put this fun idea together. Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad.