"Anyone that doesn't agree with leggings as pants can physically fight me.
And I'm going to win because I have a full range of motion due to the fact that I am wearing leggings as pants."

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Quilt of Our Own

Each of our kids has received a quilt that was handmade by Jeff’s mum, Ann. Over the years, she and I have talked about how I’d like to eventually make one myself and how, for me, it’s all about the fabric.

I really love fabric. I grew up playing in my mom’s sewing room and I learned to appreciate the different colors, patterns and textures. I just honestly love to own fabric; it doesn’t even need to be made into anything. I simply enjoy seeing it sitting there, folded on the shelf. (Which is probably a good thing, since that's where most of my fabric stays.)

Anyway. Ann listened to my thoughts, how I didn’t like too fancy of a pattern and how I seemed mostly drawn to batiks. And then she secretly made this gorgeous quilt for us.

In a way, it's almost like a beautiful stack of fabric. And I love it.

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She said that she wasn’t sure about matching the color of our walls, so she tried to include all the colors. She used 3 twin-sized kits from Quilted Strait. It's called Jungle Fever and uses Tonga Batiks. I found it here.

When I first saw the quilt, I really liked it. Every single day that I wake up underneath it, I love it even more. It’s damn near perfect. And I can guiltlessly move "Make Quilt" to the bottom of my To Do list, clearing space for activities like "Plant Orchard" and "Learn to Weld".

12 comments:

MichelleB said...

It's lovely! You have a very wonderful MIL.

aunt linda said...

The mind boggles when looking at all the work that went into this! I saw it when we were in Colorado, and to say it was beautiful doesn't really describe it. It's not like a perfect matching fabric and "out of a pattern book" quilt, but more like a a fabric kalaidascope. Truly a work of art.

Kathi D said...

Ooooooooh how beautiful! Did she do the quilting, too? It is fabulous!

FinnyKnits said...

That is just. plain. FUN. I doubt I'd need any other decor in my bedroom if I had a quilt like that.

It does it ALL. Congrats :)

Green Kitchen said...

I took a welding class many years ago. It was great! Go forth and melt metal.

Wendy said...

Kathi D, no she paid someone to do that. I love the design too. She says that it's a lotus, but I think it looks like a pot leaf. ;)

Kathi D said...

I give my quilts to someone else for quilting, too. I'm no good at it, and I hate the thought of ruining all the piecing work with bad quilting. That really is a pretty design, pot or lotus!

qtpi said...

That is such a beautiful quilt! Teri

Wildwood Mama said...

Goodness, that quilt is a work of art, it's gorgeous!

Trailing Mira said...

Beautiful ! It's obvious how much work she put into it.

auroramae said...

I hadn't seen it yet, it's so beautiful!

dig this chick said...

Oh quilts are the best. I *finally* finished mine and who yaw it feels good. That is gorgeous!