Some of our long term readers may remember that some years ago I made a birthday quilt for our Irish Baby when she turned 21. A labour of love with fabric donated from all her friends and family.
Well this spring my Bernard turned 21, so it was time for her to have a memory quilt of her own. Despite not having done a single stitch of quilting since 2012, I thought I’d be more ambitious with the design……..obviously! Seriously, why don’t people stop me when I come up with these ideas!
Luckily I have a very wonderful Badger who kept me supplied with tea and biscuits and helped me with the maths (it not being my strong point!)
Using her love of reading I decided a library quilt was the way to go, with each branch of the friends and family tree being given their own little part of a shelf. Each book is a gift from someone who loves her…..there are a lot of books!
And a sample of each piece of material is in a photo album with a message from the person who gifted it to her. I hope she will look at it often and remember how much she is loved by so many.
Even though I say so myself, it turned out pretty well!
So that’s it, my baby girl is all grown up and the quilt will soon be gracing the bed of her very own home, no more shared student housing, no more taking it in turns for the bathroom and other people finishing all the biscuits. And I couldn’t be prouder of her or more excited to see what the world has to offer her!