Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Little Quilt that Could

I have been in a slump for the past two months. I got quite sick in March for a few weeks and then my daughter was sick. Lots of things were going on, and quilting fell to the wayside. I also read quite a bit about the "dumbing down of quilting" and it made me question my own quilting and quilting ability. Barb's words about it put me back on the right track and I must thank her for that.

This quilt also helped me pick up speed. In actuality it was my son. I finished this quilt and gave it to my new nephew on Easter. My son was so excited about giving the quilt to him. I explained to him that we would have to give the quilt to his parents ; a baby would not be able to hold a quilt. We gave it to my sister-in-law ; she looked at it and then put it away. My son was still insistent, so he sat in a chair, holding his cousin and I put the quilt over the two of them. It was such a beautiful and pure moment and reminded me why I make quilts and to take pride in what I do. I named the quilt Going Places which is the same name as the vehicle fabric.

I also finished the quilt for my husband's cousin's daughter. This one I called Roses are red, Violets are blue. The back is roses fabric. It is definitely time for a new camera. This also got dropped off at Easter time but my husband's cousin was not there. Hopefully, he will like it.

Thanks to my son and the little quilt that could I am ready to get back into quilting.


Ariane said...

Oh it's so great to hear from you again! I've been in a slump off and on in the last few months too!! I love both quilts you have made. They are gorgeous!! I keep making projects and putting them aside. Then, starting another one. I just can't seem to focus! We need to get together soon!! Hugs Ariane

Riel Nason said...

I love that the quilt meant so much to your son. Stuff like that adds so much to the whole quilting experience.

Myra said...

Sweet story of your son and the baby quilt! Darling quilts too! Glad you are feeling better... Now to read Barb's words... 8-)
Happy stitchings!