When the baby was 6 weeks old, in my heightened state of hormones I made my oldest daughter a quilt for her bed. A simple pieced quilt, but still, a quilt! With a newborn! Finished in a week! I was hopped up on adrenaline and the desire to have control over some aspect of my life.
After finishing it I decided to make one for the baby too. I wanted both of my girls to have a little throw quilt made by me that they could pass down one day to their children. The Dresden plate craze was all over flickr at the time and I decided I would use Elizabeth’s tutorial and jump on that band wagon.
To make matters worse I wasn’t sure how I wanted to quilt it. Free-motion just seemed wrong, and stitching in the ditch didn’t seem right either. In an un-thought-out decision I decided to HAND QUILT the whole thing.
Two years from when I first began cutting those blasted wedges out (over 50 of those little things) I finally finished the quilt. She loves it, I love it….and now it’s only fair that I make on for my son. I hope to finish it before he leaves for college!