Yesterday I posted a memorial to my nephew Alex who passed away July 4, 2011. Today I am sharing with you the quilt that I made for him. Actually, this is the baby quilt made from the left overs to the matching twin size quilt. These were among my very first adventures in quilting. The twin size quilt is supposedly stored in the closet in his apartment. He didn't want to use it so that it would stay in perfect condition. He gave this quilt back to me quite a few years ago. He wanted me to keep it safe for him.
They were made from the Amish Quilt pattern by Eleanor Burns. That pattern was first published in 1986 and this quilt must have been made shortly afterward.
Even though I made this out of poly cotton fabrics, it is still in really good condition. Once I give it a gentle wash, I'll add a label to the back and pass it along to my sister.