This weekend our baby turned two. TWO! He's officially a toddler, well on his way to 'kid.' He's been pretty much being 'two' for weeks now, but now that his birthday has come, it's totally official ;)
Before Christmas I decided that I wanted to make Robbie a quilt for his birthday. There's only so many birthdays in a boy's life where a quilt is an acceptable gift, and I was going to take advantage! Using advice from my studio-mate Natasha, and advice from ye olde pinterest, I decided to make a very simple star design quilt, using some of the indigo dyed fabric we made this fall and some beautiful red linen I've been hoarding for years.
While making this quilt, I think I made every mistake you can possibly make while quilting. Things sewn wrong, stitches crazy, fabric ripping, you name it...I messed it up ;)
But-- it's done! And it stayed together in the wash! And it fits one little boy and his dog, and can be placed on the floor for cozy playing, warmth on cold January days in the car seat or stroller, a snuggle on the couch, or heck--- thrown at your sister. What more does a little boy need?
I am already thinking about other quilt projects, just for fun. I LOVE quilts. And while I dont seem to have natural talent for making them, we'll just call it 'folk art quilting' and enjoy the process and the look of them. And when all else fails...I'll just keep putting quilts in my paintings!
All I know is, the kid and the animals are enjoying it, and so I'll count it as a success!~