From the moment I found out I was having a boy, I started shopping. I actually drove from my 3D ultrasound straight to the mall to start on his wardrobe.
I obviously took his wardrobe very seriously right from the beginning. The problem with this was that once he started outgrowing his clothes, they were so cute I didn’t want to let them go. I ended up with bags of clothing that was too small for him to wear, but too precious to give away.
A solution I came up with was having a quilt made with some of my son’s favourite items from his first year. I had (and continue to have) a slight obsession with baby and toddler Ralph Lauren clothing, so I decided I wanted a quilt made with all of the Ralph Lauren clothing he wore in his first year.
I looked all over for the perfect person to make this quilt, and I found Lux Keepsake Quilts.
Lux Keepsake Quilts is located in Orillia, Ontario, and they offer to take baby clothing, adult t-shirts, or other types of clothing to create a keepsake quilt.
I contacted Lux through their Facebook page here, and made arrangements to get things started.
The first step was to send all of the clothing I wanted to be included in the quilt to Orillia. This was some pretty precious cargo so I couriered it over. Once the package was received by Lux Keepsake Quilts, they contacted me so I could breathe a sigh of relief, and then pay my deposit.
Either $100 or up to 50% of the price of the quilt is due once you have placed an order. My quilt was a total of $250.00 for what I wanted. I ended up sending less than the optimal number of items for my quilt, which didn’t bother me at all. I envisioned a rich blue-coloured quilt with patches scattered, which worked well with the number of items I sent. All quilts are machine quilted and come with micro-plush backing in a coordinating colour, and the current turn around time for a completed quilt is about 16-20 weeks.
It was totally worth the wait! I love my quilt! It is the perfect way to remember an amazing first year. This quilt will absolutely last a lifetime.
The quality is very impressive, and it’s beautiful!
Lux Keepsake Quilts also ships to the United States.
If you have any questions or are interested in learning more you can visit their Facebook page here, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.