Shapes cut from a variety of cream-colored felted sweaters are pieced together to create a 3 1/2-by-5-foot blanket. Choose knits of a similar weight, but vary the patterns. Cut out and arrange the pieces so that the patterns point in different directions. Secure with a zigzag stitch. Order the pieces so that those with hemmed edges form the perimeter of the blanket, or hem the edges.
A baby's clothes acquire history so quickly: There is the blanket she came home from the hospital in, the overalls she wore while learning to crawl, the flannel pajamas she fell asleep in at night. For those items too precious to give away, or too stained to pass along, there is a solution more creative and less cluttering than a box in the attic -- a baby memory quilt that is sure to become an heirloom.