This fall, in a moment of missing my oldest daugher - just wishing there was a way to hug her, even tho she was so very far away.......
I had an idea.
I had never made a quilt before. But I wanted my daughter to have a piece of me with her all the time. Something she could wrap herself up in. Something that would always bring my love to her - any time, anywhere.
Interestingly, when I went looking for the fabric I had in mind, there were 2 separate lots on etsy - from the same seller. A whole lot of fat quarters, of my very most favorite fabric designer -
Anna Maria Horner.
I feel a bit silly - i took the photos of it in progress, during the day - and then when I finished it, I completely forgot to take photos until evening - so flash it is.
As per my usual style - I chose to wing it.
Which means..... it's not even remotely square.
That bugged me for a bit - when I was trying to trim it at the end and nothing made sense lol.
I realized that it actually makes perfect sense to be a bit more mindful in the cutting and sewing than I might have been. Ahem. But it's ok - it's beautiful - and full of love.
And did I mention how soft it is?
I had a hard time giving it up. The other kids all wanted it.
It's very cozy.
It has fabric from my daughter's last 2 Christmas pajamas, and my Christmas pajamas from this year as well. I got us both in there.
I wanted it to be rainbowy too - because that just suits my girl.
When she was a baby, my mom helped my little brother to sew a beautiful quilt - and it was rainbow. With a starry sky on the back - cause her name is Skye :)
And it was for her birthday, so even better.
I have to admit, that I am pretty certain there will be many more quilts in the future - and I'm even thinking I might be willing to put up with things like you know - measuring, and consistent seam allowances - which to be honest - is why I never made quilts before ;)
She got the message, and now can wrap herself up in me any time she needs. She will be reminded before she falls asleep - and first thing when she wakes up - just how much I love her.