When I found this quote, I thought of all the little ones that would snuggle in my handmade quilts on those cold winter nights. They could play on the homemade baby quilt instead of the bare floor.
I set to work making each of my handmade baby quilt unique and different. Each pattern and color will grow and develop from my design board to the sewing machine. The pieces are cut from carefully chosen fabrics, and sewn in a special handmade baby quilt. Each handmade baby quilt tells its own story, illustrated through color, design, and texture.
The quilter may have a special baby in mind as she sews. She may be designing and quilting for the love of her art. Either way, the handmade baby quilt come to life step by step.
For example, the soft baby flannel that may be used in the piecing of a teddy bear’s hat may evoke memories of a toy that the quilter’s son once played with in the nursery.
The soft pink cotton that once was out grown pajamas is now the ballerina’s skirt in a handmade quilt. A graceful little girl who grew up can show her Mommy how much she loves to dance.
The blue jean train on the newly finished baby quilt was once a little boy’s first pair of dungarees. Tonight, when he goes to bed, and hugs his handmade baby quilt, the story can be told again about the little train on that special quilt, It is a keepsake for years to come, with a story to tell.
How wonderful to be able to create a gift from my hands that will last a lifetime.