Do any of you quilt?
It might be my most favorite fabric craftsty activity....
mostly because the results are so beautiful.
Lucy recently received a very special gift...our dear friend CarolAnn made her a quilt.
CarolAnn is the leader of the group of my friends that makes quilts for each others' weddings, me being the worst quilter in that group. I mostly just contribute cute thrifted fabrics and drink wine and gab during quilt making sessions. But CA is a true quilter.
This particular quilt began with a vintage thrifted quilt top that she found and repaired. The best thing about quilting is the variety of amazing fabrics and the endless ways you can put them together.
Do you love fabrics as much as I do?
...these seriously make me swoon...
Maybe the unicorn is one of Lucy's spirit "animals", albeit a fantastic one...it keeps coming up in her young life...
CA quilted a sun pattern and made a vibrant colored backing.
Lucy enjoys checking out some of the different prints and colors:
Fall is the perfect time to get cozy on your favorite quilt.
I think it will be a special belonging for my baby all of her life; I picture it folded at the end of her twin bed, hanging over the entrance to rainy day forts, and wrapped around late night teenage shoulders. Someday I think it will go with her, maybe to college, or on travels, or to her own little apartment. It will always be a cozy reminder of home and truest self.
CarolAnn also gifted Lucy two adorable vintage dresses...we are in dress heaven over here!
Check out the detail on these homemade cuties.
It's so nice to receive such bounty of the heart, the kinds of treasures that are timeless and creative, invoking sweet and simple rhythms of life. That is what a patchwork quilt is to me, a rich emblem of time and spirit and love.