When we drew names for this year's Christmas gift exchange, the decision was that gifts had to be handmade or repurposed. It quickly became evident to me that the person I was creating for would love a handmade quilt (having given away all 3 that she'd made herself!). I already had a stack of cotton Christmas squares purchased a year ago in Pendleton, Oregon and so the decision to sew was a very logical one.
I called a friend of a friend, spent a day with her -
came home with a stack of quilted squares -
and started sewing squares together -
and then rows of squares together -
and pretty soon I had a great big bunch of cloth on the side of machine -
and a beautiful Christmas rag quilt was sewn!!
Heather was absolutely surprised when she opened it on Christmas Day - and Silas cuddled right into it!
It was my very first quilt and it turned out just the way I hoped. I called it "Wrapped In Love" and it really was inspired by Heather and her example of sewing for her sisters and brother. And I agreed with her sentiment of "I really wanted to give it but I really wanted to keep it too!!"