She seeks wool and flax, and works willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31:13

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Megan's Quilt


I've been slowly working my way through all of the blogs that entered the quilt festival, there is so much inspiring creativity! It is exciting to see that a number of quilters have gotten kids involved in the craft. I think it is so important to expose kids to all of the arts, I believe everyone needs a creative outlet of some kind.

Looking at some of the quilts that kids have helped make, or choose fabrics for, reminded me of a quilt my girls helped make. I wasn't sure if we still  had a photo of it, so I dug around and finally found this one. When my twin daughters were in elementary school, their best friend moved to Hawaii. They wanted to make something that she could take with her to remind her of all the fun times they'd shared. So they drew pictures on fabric of  the school they went to, their troop girl scout vest, their favorite cartoon of the day- Scooby-doo, a snowman they'd made together, their favorite foods, etc.  They chose all of the fabrics and how they wanted it layed out. I sewed it together, they began quilting it, then after a number of finger stabs, decided it wasn't fun to hand quilt ;-). So I finished that task.  This quilt is far from perfect, and yet everything a good quilt should be- truly made with love.

5 comments:

  1. Yes, it is everything a good quilt should be! My mom use to quilt and I love using her handmade art.

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  2. Janet, that is the coolest !

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  3. It is beautiful and what's even better it was made with lots of love. I'm sure your daughters friend treasures this quilt!

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  4. Allison, it feels so good to use something handmade for you, doesn't it!

    Dolly, thanks!

    Kateri, when their friend first moved, her mom said even in Hawaii, the nights often got cool, and she slept with it every night! Don't know if she still has it after all these years.

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