(not quite cot size, but just the right size)
Before I went on holiday last week I said I would post about my girl's baby quilts. This is LM's, my youngest's quilt.
My mom has surprised me (lovely!) by writing her part of this quilt story as a comment on flickr. Here 'tis:
My mom (she's a mom, I'm a mum):
Completed in Charlotte, NC 2006, but started out as placemats eons ago in Black Jack, MO ~1976-77 (around the time I, Jeana, made an appearance in this world). Fabric in squares comes from leftover scraps from maternity blouses and dresses I made, my father's shirts sewn by my mother, a dress I made for my mother for my sister's wedding, and some are leftovers from a Christmas tree skirt I made for our first Christmas tree (and still use). The placemats look much prettier as a quilt! Just shows that "Two heads are better than one," and proof that "Necessity is the mother of invention." When Jeana said "Let's make a quilt for the baby" on a much too short vacation, I remember the initial panic. How in the world would we be able to plan and make a quilt in the short time we had? Love, Mom
Thanks mom! - also the quilt is tied at each square corner and the hand stitched stars are yours :) I remember you wanted me to replace the one pale yellow square because you said you had never liked it, but I refused because it was part of the story. I was about 20 wks pregnant.
In 2006 I travelled with E and my growing tum to say good bye to my grandpa, mom's dad. He died not long after LM was born, a few months after our return to Australia. When I travel back to the US this year, I'll be able to see his resting place.
It occurs to me we might have been making a mourning quilt, though pre-death, to snuggle and protect a precious new life.
(mom's stars - crochet cotton)